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Rescriptor

Common Name: delavirdine Brand Name: Rescriptor Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: Two 200 mg tablets or four 100 mg tablets three times a day (every 8 hours). Only the 100 mg tablets can be dissolved in liquid; however, avoid grapefruit juice. Can be taken with or without food, with no food restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as...
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Dropping Rescriptor

Hi:I've been positive for 25+ years. Started on NRTIs in the 80's, so I have resitance to them. Now on Kaletra, Rescriptor and Truvada. I had never taken PIs or NNRTIs before this combination and I am undetectable for 6 years. Baseline viral load is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The definative answer to your question depends a lot on the type and extent of NRTI resistance that you have.Based on the general assumption that tenofovir/FTC often retains at least partial activity in virus with previous NRTI... Read more »
Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

Response from Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

University of Minnesota
AZT (zidovudine) and Rescriptor (delavirdine) is unlikely to suppress HIV unless it is used with a third drug. This combination may be good if the viral load (HIV-RNA) is small and your CD4 count is high. In general, most guidelines (DHHS, IAS,... Read more »

Rescriptor

Why don't you ever hear anything about Rescriptor? It is an approved NNRTI but no one ever mentions it. Is anyone on this drug?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The reason that this medication is not often mentioned is that it used very much anymore. It is easier to use nevirapine (Viramune) or efavirenz (Sustiva) in the NNRTI class. Rescriptor is 6 pills per day (3 - 200mg tablets twice daily) and competes... Read more »

Switch from Rescriptor to Viramune?

I recently discontinued Sustiva because of psychological problems it was causing (VL<50, T-Cells high 500's). My physician substituted Rescriptor for the Sustiva, and continued my previous Nuke regimen of Combavir. Now I am experiencing night...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
With the information you provide, it's tough to know whether the NNRTI class is blown of not. If you are still <50 on the Rescriptor-Combivir regimen, and have remained so throughout your treatment, it may be possible to switch back to Viramune. If... Read more »
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An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

de-la-VIR-deen --> Brand Name: Rescriptor Other Name(s): 136817-59-9, DLV, Delavirdine mesylate, Mesilato de delavirdina,U-90152S Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Delavirdine, also known as Rescriptor,... Read more »
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Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

What Is Delavirdine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Delavirdine? Delavirdine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
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Mesilato de Delavirdina (Rescriptor)

--> Brand Name: Rescriptor Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa no análogo de los nucleósidos El mesilato de delavirdina, conocido también como Rescriptor, es un tipo de medicamento llamado inhibidor de la... Read more »
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Delavirdina (Rescriptor)

¿Qué Es Delavirdina? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Delavirdina? ¿Qué Sucede Con La Resistencia A Los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo Se Toma Delavirdina? ¿Cuáles Son Los Efectos Secundarios? ¿Cómo Reacciona Delavirdina Con Otros Medicamentos? ... Read more »
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Rescriptor (delavirdine mesylate)

Posted by Anonymous
Is 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. Read more »

Decisions, decisions....

Posted by Blixer, 4 Replies
Hello everyone! I've kind of been out of the loop and out of sorts the past couple of weeks with my meds issues. And now I've got decisions to make. Up to this point I had researched everything out and I knew what I wanted to do in terms of meds.... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I 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. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Personal Perspective: Resisting Resistance By Matt Sharp Spring 2006 In a little over four months I will turn fifty. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 I never dreamed I'd reach forty. I've survived a long battle with HIV, and it has not... Read more »