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Risks Of Viracept

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Viracept

... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next
Ask the Experts

Switching from Viracept?

I am the guardian of my 16 year old sister who was born HIV+. She has been on Viracept for several years (approximately 9-10). Considering the recent discovery of the cancer-causing substance found in Viracept, I'm considering the option of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...I share your concern. Viracept is my least favorite protease inhibitor and so I often look for any excuse to change from this drug to an alternative that is Read more »

Viracept recall, changing all meds or just PI?

Im on Viracept and Combivir for 8 years and undetectable and between 500 and 700 CD4 during that time. After the recall of Viracept should I change only the PI (e.g. Kaletra) or is it safe to change more meds like for Kivexa/Sustiva;...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...hypersensitivity reaction (about 7 percent risk, but rarely fatal). So if tenofovir (Viread) is not available would simply change the Viracept to Sustiva. There are quite a few studies showing the safety and efficacy of protease inhibitor to... Read more »

Viracept Changes?

Sorry but our small town's new traveling overloaded only HIV doc (here 3hrs a week) is only pushing Sustiva. Female now age 50, positive 10 years, full blown at start (off scale VL, CD4-50). Original 3x3 Viracept/Videx/Zerit worked great for over 8...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...load of 10,000.If confirmed, then resistance testing should be done. I'm concerned that you were placed back on nelfinavir (Viracept), despite testing that demonstrated resistance. If this is truly the case, it makes absolutely no sense to me... Read more »

how often to take Viracept?

I am on viracept and combivir and am undetectible, I take 5 viracept and one combivir in the morning and the same at night. Well my doc wanted me to start 3 vir. in the morning with 1 com. 3 at noon and 3 at night of course with 1 com.well that only...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...If you are comfortable and happy taking 5 nelfinavir tablets (Viracept) twice a day than taking 3 tablets 3 times a day, then stiick with what you're doing. More people tend to forget the midday Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Information About Viracept

... Viracept (nelfinavir mesylate) is a protease inhibitor antiretroviral medicine used in combination with other anti-HIV medications to Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

... nel-FIN-a-veer --> Brand Name: Viracept Other Name(s): Mesilato de nelfinavir, NFV, Nelfinavir mesylate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Nelfinavir, also known Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... What Are the Side Effects? How Does Nelfinavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Nelfinavir? Nelfinavir, also called Viracept, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Nelfinavir is a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept Disrupted Treatment for Thousands of HIV-Positive People in Developing Countries, New York Times Reports

...the Times . They say that Roche did an insufficient job of providing information to patients and officials about potential risks of Viracept and helping them to find affordable, alternative drugs, the Times reports. Roche said that it has... Read more »
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Viracept and Combivir for 10 years?

Posted by flyboy101, 2 Replies
...I have a questions. I have been positive for 15 years. Have been on Viracept and Combivir for 10 years and my Tcells are over 1400 and non detectable virial load for 10 years. I just read Dr. Wohl's post Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Read more »

Viracept GI help

Posted by Anonymous
...Has anyone had any luck with anything that will help with the Viracept-related diarreah, gas and bloating? Any help would be appreciated. Read more »

does anyone else have a trouble with Viracept

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm 25 I have been living with HIV since June 5th 2001. I've been taking Trizivir and Viracept for the past 4 months. The side effects have been a major pain I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come!! Read more »