Should I Take Delavirdine
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Harvard Medical SchoolWell, Paul, Congrats on first doing your homework. Here are a few thoughts to add.First - the tenofovir expanded access recently expanded - now anyone with any CD4/viral load may be eligible - so this is again an option. Whether you should play... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolWell it is unclear what motivated the decision to pick delavirdine in preference to the others. You do hear more about the others since the data we have have led us to be more confident in them. However at least one study a few years ago with... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolYup. Very clear. Hope the answer is equally lucid.Yes -- delavirdine (for simplicity I'll abbreviate it DLV) does have similar effects on the p450 system as does ritonavir. Not as potent but similar. So yes you can dose reduce the IDV to... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillAbsolutely. There are no data showing any advantage of a regimen of all three classes versus the standard 2 NRTIs+PI or 2 NRTIs+NNTRI.Triple class therapy only offers more toxicity.See the current US Department of Public Health Guidelines at... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousIs anyone taking this drug? Are you experiencing any side affects. I've only been taking it for a week and now I have a cold/allgery problem (watery eyes and nose). I don't know if it the medicine or just a normal cold/allgery.
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Posted by motherinlaw, 3 RepliesI want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting.
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