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Side Effects Of Lexiva Vs Reyataz

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Brand name: Lexiva Generic name: lopinavir/fosamprenavir calcium (fosamprenavir), or FPV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, , (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 and REYATAZ - lypo issues?

How lypo-friendly is LEXIVA and REYATAZ?For those of us who cannot take an NNRTI, what other main lypo friendly meds are there?When will the newer NNRTI drugs and similiar lypo friendly drugs be available?Thank you for your help....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
THere is not a lot of body shape data on either of these protease inhibitors. A study comparing Sustiva and Reyataz (without Norvir) did find that they were about the same as far as any gain in fat in the belly. With both groups there was an... 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 »

Rayataz to Lexiva

Hello,I've been on Epzicom, Rayataz, Novir for 10 month now.I had good VL surpression within weeks. My CD4 went up from 250 to 377 (20% to 30%) - so far so good.I have problems with my stomach al the time (accid) as well as high biliburin...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The best reason to switch you from Reyataz may be that now you can freely use medications to treat acid reflux (drugs like Prilosec or Nexium). These drugs can not be taken with Reyataz. It seems less likely the Reyataz itself was causing the... Read more »

simple lexiva vs. norvir boosted lexiva

I just switched to a combo of Truvada and Lexiva. I made the switch from Kaletra, Viread, and Epivir. I was having problems with bone necrosis and extremely high cholesterol & trigylcerides. From what I've read here it seems that...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
There are a number studies that have looked and are currently investigating the option of going from a boosted protease inhibitor (PI) regimen to an unboosted PI regimen. The results of the ARIES study that is looking at a regimen that contains... Read more »
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drugs that can be used with norvair and truvada

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Abbott pharmaceuticals price gouging protease inh

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Posted by PozInFl, 7 Replies
Hi Everyone,

I'm very confused about an issue recently presented to me by my specialist...I respect him immensely, and he is the best in this area...I was diagnosed in June, 2004 as HIV +, seroconverted in May, 2004...My CD4 is 944 and viral load is... Read more »