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Reactions Between Kaletra And Ziagen

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...co-receptor, either the CCR5 co-receptor or the CXCR4co-receptor. This allows the virus to join with the CD4 cell in a processcalled fusion. After fusion, HIV releases its RNA (genetic material) andenzymes (proteins that cause chemical reactions) into the CD4 cell. Reverse Transcription HIV's RNA contains the "instructions" that will reprogram the CD4 cellso that it produces more viruses. In order to be effective, HIV's...
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Kaletra is somewhat still effective. Should I change?

My viral load bounces between 50 to 380. Genotype testing suggest virus is somewhat sensitive but not fully sensitive to Kaleta. Dr. suggested darunivar but I am allergic to sulfa based meds. I will be adding Issentress and Truvada. Should I explore...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...drugs) and Isentress are fully active, that leaves the 3rd agent. It would be important to know what you are using now with Kaletra? If you are already on Truvada than just adding Isentress to a non-suppressive regimen would not be a good idea. ... Read more »

treatment with drugs-Kaletra, Abacavir, &Tenofovir

I have a friend who is HIV positive and is considering starting a treatment program that includes the medications Kaletra, Abracavir and Tenofovir. What can you tell me about their effectiveness and possible side effects? Thank you so much.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...in combination with tenofovir (Viread) in first line therapy due to lack of data and better options. The main toxicities with Kaletra include diarrhea and metabolic complications (diabetes, lipid elevations). Viread is generally well tolerated. ... Read more »

stopped kaletra,ziagen,D4t -still experiencing side effects

I have been feeling very ill - my whole body is shaky,weak and(vibrating), I've had a headache for 4 days (even Imitrex) would not alleviate symtoms and extreme fatigue. I was worried that these were side effects from Kaletra,or Ziagen portion of my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...reaction but that needs to be considered. You don't mention what other meds you are on which could have interacted with the Kaletra (if any). Your insurance and doc access situation is tragic since the best way to sort out these complex... Read more »

Ziagen dangers

I'm soon to be switching from Ritovir, Fortovase, Zerit, Epivir to a new regimen of Kaletra, Ziagen, Epivir - VL is still undetectable, but I'm tired of the Norvir side effects and also concerned that the Zerit is most likely responsible for my...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...okay, so we start with the elimination of Zerit, AZT and Ziagen from the nucs and ritonavir (except for the small amount in Kaletra apparently) from the PIs. That leaves 2 nucs (zalcitabine doesn't count), 2 non-nucs (neither does delavirdine),... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...stomach or with low-fat snack. Keep cool and dry. Headache, nausea, abdominal pain, kidney stones. Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra, Aluvia) 4 (200 mg lopinavir + 50 mg ritonavir: 2, 2x/day) No food restrictions for tablets; take liquid... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...swelling) Special Considerations: Contact your health care provider immediately if symptoms ofsevere skin reactions develop to discuss possibly stopping Intelence Who Produces the Drug: Tibotec... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...take abacavir sulfate as prescribed by their doctors. Contraindications Individuals who have experienced a serious allergic reaction (hypersensitivity reaction) to abacavir sulfate (in Ziagen, Epzicom, or Trizivir) should not take this... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ziagen

...avoided with a genetic test to screen out those predisposed to have it. However, patients should be vigilant about any possible reactions (like rash) when starting this drug and let their doctor know immediately. The second strike is a little... Read more »
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Kaletra body changes..

Posted by Lovinlife, 1 Reply
...I recently started taking Kaletra. Has anybody experienced body changes on Kaletra? My doctor didn't mention anything about it but after looking on line, I see Read more »

kaletra

Posted by Lovinlife, 3 Replies
...Has anybody taken kaletra? I just started it. Am wondering what I can expect....... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...* Saquinivir (Invirase) * Indinavir (Crixivan) * Amprenivir (Agenerase) * Nelfinavir (Viracept) * Lopinavir (Kaletra) * Atazanavir (Reyataz) * Fosamprenavir (Lexiva) FDA also has introduced a third new class of drugs,... Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello. I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra. I hear that the newer formulation Read more »