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Side Effects Of Kaletra Vs Prezista

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Prezista

Brand name: Prezista Generic name: darunavir, or DRV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Janssen Therapeutics, www.prezista.com , (877) JANSSEN (526-7736) AWP: $1,271.09/month for 600 mg tablets; $1,482.99 for 400 mg tablets Standard Dose: 800 mg (two 400 mg tablets) with 100 mg Norvir once daily with food for first-time therapy and treatment-experienced adults without Prezista-related HIV resistance, or 600 mg (one 600...
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RAYATAZ,NORVIR,TRUVADA & GERD VS KALETRA OR PREZISTA

I am taking Rayataz, Norvir, Truvada and have previously taken Prevacid to cure gerd before becoming positive a fex months ago. I was told I cannot taken Prevacid, with these drugs. In order to taken Prevacid I would have to substitute Kaletra or...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
You have been given good advice regarding Reyataz and acid lowering drugs such as prevacid. Prevacid reduces the aciditly of stomach acid and impairs the absorption of Reyataz and boosted Reyataz, so a substitute treatment is well advised.There is... Read more »

why would i get kaletra and prezista (?) for exposure only?

is it normal to receive a regimen of kaletra (2 tabs 2 times a day) along with what i think is prezista (big orange pill) just to reduce my chances of contracting hiv after exposure? how long would you thnk is normal for sucha regimen?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.Since Prezista (darunavir) and Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) are both HIV protease inhibitors, there is rarely any circumstance where both would be prescribed at the same time. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)... Read more »

Cambio terapia da Kaletra a Prezista+Norvir.

Buongiorno, il mio specialista mi ha suggerito il passaggio dalla mia attuale terapia Kaletra+Truvada a Prezista+Norvir+Truvada, per cercare di rimediare alla diarrea frequente a causa del Kaletra molto probabilmente.La mia carica virale azzerata...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buon giorno,Sono completamente d'accordo con il tuo specialista nel suggerimento di passare da Prezista (darunavir) + Norvir (ritonavir) a Kaletra (lopinavir + ritonavir), perch come il tuo specialista ti ha detto, la diarrea, come effetto... Read more »

A switch from Kaletra/truvada/abacavir to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada

I have recently been recomended by my new physician to change from Kaletra/abacavir/truvada to Norvir/Prezista/truvada with a cd4 count of 544 and an undetectable viral load. Is this switch a good one? I have been on the Kaletra/truvada/abacavir...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is an old adage that "if it isn't broke, don't fix it," which would argue for staying on your Kaletra/abacavir/Truvada regimen, as your viral load is undetectable and CD4 counts quite good (544). However, personally I... Read more »
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Just started meds.

Posted by BeerMe30, 1 Reply
I am taking Truvada, Intelence, Kaletra and Prezista also taking Dapsone. Anyone on this cocktail? I also need to get another blood draw to see if I can start taking a new medication. Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother.
My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't know why i had a... 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 his... Read more »