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Side Effects Of Epzicom And Lexiva And Norvir

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Lexiva

Brand name: Lexiva Generic name: lopinavir/fosamprenavir calcium (fosamprenavir), or FPV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $947.12/month for 60 tablets;$133.20 for 225 mL oral suspension (50 mg/mL) Standard Dose: For people on a PI for the first time: two 700 mg tablets with either one 100 mg or two 100 mg Norvir, both once daily; or two 700 mg tablets...
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Lexiva, Epzicom and Norvir

My doctor has suggested a first line treatment of Lexiva, Epzicom and Norvir. I keep looking and looking online but I've seen no one who is on this combo. Is it uncommon? What is your opinion of it, in respect to possible lipo effects? Can...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Lexiva, Norvir and Epzicom have been found to be an effective regimen in clinical trials. In current treatment guidelines this combination it is not considered a "Preferred" regimen, but an "Alternative" one, but it is certainly... Read more »

Switching to Lexiva/Telzir, Norvir and Truvada

Two years ago I've started taking Kaletra and Combivir. It works very fine for me, nearly without any side effects, my virus load is undetectable and my CD4-count raised from 150 up to 430. Unfortunately my cholesterol levels are relatively...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post and kind words.With the arrivals of atazanavir (Reyataz) and fosamprenavir (Lexiva, Telzir), we're seeing a resurgence in the use of first-line protease inhibitors.The proposed regimen of fosamprenavir/ritonavir with... Read more »

beginning regimen of Norvir, Lexiva, Truvada

My son is HIV positiveand in az prison. His doctors have decidied with his approval to start him on meds. His CD4 count is 325. They are starting him out with the generics for Lexiva, Novir, and Truvada. Is this a good combination that will cause...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. This is a good starting combination which has a high likelihood of working for your son. There are no generics for these medications so he will be getting branded products. Side effects may occur with any regimen and... Read more »

Truvada/Lexiva/Norvir

I was recently diagnosed with HIV and the tests showed a T-Cell count of 170 and viral load of 300,000+. My biggest concern with starting any drug therapy is side effects. So I really wasn't concerned about how many pills and how big the pills...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.First off, I do agree with you and your doctor's decision about starting medications and the medications that you started on-- it's actually one of the most popular first-line regimens in our office. Most of the... Read more »
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Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which).

Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed to the... Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail?
I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you... Read more »

New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the Epzicom...nausea, lethargy, and just not "feeling right." Any information... Read more »

Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir
Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly be... Read more »