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Side Effects Of Reyataz Vs Kaletra

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Kaletra

...protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 200/50 mg tablets twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets 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 available. Tablets should be swallowed whole, not chewed, broken, or crushed. Take with or...
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switching from kaletra to reyataz/norvir ?

my gf's doctor suggests to switch from kaletra (200mg/50mg twice a day)/truvada (200mg/245mg once a day) to reyataz (reyataz 300mg)/norvir (norvir 100mg)/truvada ((200mg/245mg) all once a dayare there known benefits of switching from kaletra to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...in viral suppression (if you're already suppressed) and likely improvements in lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides) and some side effects, like diarrhea.As for effects on blood pressure and heart rate, I wouldn't expect any significant... Read more »

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
...impairs the absorption of Reyataz and boosted Reyataz, so a substitute treatment is well advised.There is little difference in the side effect profile between your current regimen and either Kaletra tablets or Prezista. In general, there is less... Read more »

Reyataz and Side Effects

Hello there. For about six months I have been taking Kaletra/Combivir. My T-Cell count is around 450 and my Viral Load is undetectable. My doctor said that after I became undetectable he wanted to switch up my regimine for a healthier long term. He...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...lipodystrophy (fat location and blood lipid abnormalities) appears to be the same or less with ritonavir/atazanavir than with Kaletra based on clinical experience as well as research study findings. I often switch patients from initial Kaletra... 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 »
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CASTLE Study Compares Reyataz to Kaletra

...compared to those taking Kaletra (lopinavir + ritonavir) twice daily. The study also found similar rates but different types of side effects for these two widely used protease inhibitors (PIs). The CASTLE study looked at almost 900 people taking... Read more »
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Viread

... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without... Read more »
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Invirase

...month for 500 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: Roche Pharmaceuticals, www.rocheusa.com , 1 (800) 562-6367 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common are diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, and nausea. As seen with other... Read more »
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Truvada

...Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) ... 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 »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me side effects with these? also is facial lipotrophy a side effect of this? any help would be geat. thanks 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 »