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Selzentry Hiv Medication

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Selzentry

...available on the market. It is indicated for the treatment-experienced patient infected only with CCR5-tropic virus. Complex dosing, the need for an expensive tropism test, and competition from recently, or soon to be, approved drugs however, have dimmed some of the initial enthusiasm for this drug. Viral tropism refers to the types of HIV that a person can have: CCR5-tropic (R5) virus and CXCR4-tropic (X4) virus. (Tropism is pronounced with...
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Question about Selzentry's side effects?

`My doctor wants to put me on Selzentry/Celsentri. He says that he has had very good immunological responses in his patients, compared with other drugs. Initially I would be on Truvada, Isentress, and Selzentry, but then after a few months of being...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Hello Thank you for your questions.The use of Selzentry (or Maraviroc) is a novel approach to treat HIV infection. There are ongoing discussions about using this drug as part of an initial regimen to treat HIV infection. Before Read more »

Viramune and St Johns Wart

What's the latest on using Viramune and St johns Wart
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...John's Wort will speed up liver metabolism of these medications so that they cannot maintain a blood level adequate to treat HIV. The effects can last for up to 2 weeks. Using both together will not only lessen the effect of the HIV meds but... Read more »

ccr5 inhibitor

Dear Dr. Youngthanks for the great work you do here. i appreciate the opportunity thebody provides to ask questions as they arise rather than waiting for an appoinntment with my doc.how would one know if their virus is suceptiple to ccr5...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post and kind words.The CCR5 inhibitor, maraviroc (MVC, Selzentry) is one of the new classes of medications for HIV. In order to determine if MVC will be active against one's virus, a special susceptibility test, called Trofile,... Read more »

Stocrin and Babies (Safety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy, 2009)

Hi,Thanks for all the advise so far.I am 34yr female and positive for the last 11yrs, am considerng having a baby next year.I have been on stocrin and truvada for the last two yrs.I know stocrin is not compatable with pregnancy so I need advice as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...itself.Reviewed July 2008 This information is based on the U.S. Public Health Service's Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in... Read more »
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A Revolutionary New Way to Fight HIV/AIDS: CCR5 Inhibitors

...of the older classes of HIV drugs interferes with HIV's plans. Image from www.HIVwebstudy.org , a product of the Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center. How does HIV get inside your CD4 cells? Scientists have discovered that HIV first... Read more »
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FAQs About Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...alternative for people who can't deal with injection site reactions from taking Fuzeon? For frequently asked questions on other HIV/AIDS topics, click here . Read more »
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Selzentry Labeling Includes New Warnings for People With Kidney Problems

...that some Selzentry dose adjustments were likely needed for people with kidney failure, that's also true of an awful lot of drugs, since the kidneys basically act as the body's filtration system -- and if they stop working, it seriously hurts the... Read more »
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An Overview of Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)

...Selzentry, is a type of medicine called an entry inhibitor. Entry inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Maraviroc received accelerated approval on August 6, 2007, and traditional approval on November... Read more »
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