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Side Effects Of Lexiva Vs Kaletra

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Test Positive Aware Network


...time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $820.99 / month for 60 tablets and $125.78 for 225 ml oral suspension (50 mg/mL) Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Because Lexiva has a sulfa component, it should be used with caution in patients with allergies to sulfa drugs. The most common moderate to severe side effects may include nausea, rash,...
Ask the Experts

No-flush niacin vs. cholesterol & triglycerides

Nelson,For those of us that can't stand the "niacin flush", is there any indication whether the no-flush niacin (inositol hexanicotinate) works as well as regular "live" niacin? I've been taking the no-flush niacin for many years and it was working...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...nicotinic acid, is marketed as beneficially raising HDL cholesterol the same as nicotinic acid but without the skin flushing side effect. But critics argue that studies done to support the cholesterol-regulating properties of inositol... Read more »

switch from Kaletra

First, thanks for all you do in helping us pozzies out. I have been in a study with Kaletra plus either Epzicom or Truvada. I have had fairly significant GI problems (severe diarrhea, nausea, gas, etc.) that has improved only slightly over the 10...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...used ofte used both. Both can be dosed once a day and generally have either slightly better (Reyataz) or comparable (Lexiva) GI side effects relative to Kaletra though that fluctuates widely from patient to patient. KH Read more »

Reyataz vs Kaletra

I am currently taking boosted Reyataz and have high billirubin causing yellow eyes. I am considering switching to Kaletra. I am recently diagnosed and in addition taking Truvada. My question is boosted Reyataz with Truvada more favorable towards...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.You're having one of the more common side effects of atazanavir (Reyataz)-- yellowing of the eyes (scleral icterus) or of the skin (jaundice) affects a small percentage Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir or Kaletra?

I'm a 40 year old male. I was diagnosed HIV+ three years ago and started medications 6 months later. My current regimine is Epzicom, 300mg Reyataz boosted with 100mg Norvir. Current cd4 is 970 and viral load has been undetectable for the past 2...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...solution, I believe that there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that once-daily Kaletra isn't as effective and more side effect-prone than twice daily. (To say nothing of Abbott's corporate ethics.)For these reasons, we have been... Read more »
Project Inform

Four Posters Add to Our Knowledge of Lexiva

...that have shown Kaletra to be somewhat better than other HIV drugs in terms of increasing CD4 counts. There were also more side effects among people taking Lexiva. Overall, 42% of those on Lexiva reported some side effect compared to 27% for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...once daily for first-time therapy (no once-daily dose if taken with Sustiva or Viramune). Three tablets twice a day may be considered for treatment-experienced people or those taking it with Sustiva or Viramune. Half-strength film-coated tablet... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

... What Is Fosamprenavir? 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 Fosamprenavir? Fosamprenavir is a drug used for antiretroviral Read more »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra when taking KALETRA. What is the most important information I should know about KALETRA? KALETRA may cause serious side effects, including: Interactions with other medicines. It is important to know the medicines that should not... Read more »
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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 »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...give her one year, without six months. Three young children 12 through five (she is only 26). I don't think he has really considered what this will mean and her self esteem is so low she has just decided that this is the hand that fate dealt her.... Read more »


Posted by Lovinlife, 3 Replies
...Has anybody taken kaletra? I just started it. Am wondering what I can expect....... Read more »

eric,i need your thoughts..,or fran or bear

Posted by alivehoping, 2 Replies
...already,ive been doing everything by the book so to speak,truvada &sustiva was bad to me and my mind,then,truvada &lexiva,have side effects still,and the number thing has doc thinking different,now im getting truvada &kaletra,ami... Read more »