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Sustiva Vs Kaletra

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Does sustiva lower Kaletra too much?

Dear Drs. My Dr. changed my meds from Atripla (which wasn't working) to Kaletra and Viread. Isn't this only 2 meds? I have enough Atripla to take until my next Dr. visit but was worried that the Sustiva part could lower the Kaletra too much to...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Atripla contains tenofovir+FTC+efavirenzTruvada contains tenofovir+FTCKaletra contains lopinavir+ritonavirAll this combining can make things confusing. As far as brand names go, Viread is tenofovir, Sustiva Read more »

Kaletra or Sustiva

Thank you again Dr Young. I will meet with the hospital pharmacist to ask more questions on the... Read more »

Kaletra or Sustiva

My doctor wants me to change my med from Kaletra to Sustiva. I started to read about Sustiva and I... Read more »
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Mexican Study May Forecast Advanced Naives

...called the "Mexican 5142 study" were presented August 5 at the International AIDS Conference. The study, a head-to-head study of Sustiva (efavirenz) vs. Kaletra (lopinavir + ritonavir) in people with CD4 counts below 200 who start first line HIV... Read more »
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Kaletra

... Common Name: lopinavir/ritonavir Brand Name: Kaletra Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 200/50 mg tablets twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once Read more »
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Sustiva

... Common Name: efavirenz Brand Name: Sustiva Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard Read more »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra

...adherence to directions for the use of a product are essential to its effectiveness. The text of the new Medication Guide for Kaletra follows. Medication Guide KALETRA ® (kuh-LEE-tra) (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablets KALETRA ® ... Read more »
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First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
...the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues... My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra this past Friday, though he wasn't there in person to answer my questions so I have held... Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello. I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra. I hear that the newer formulation Read more »

Quality v.s. Quantity

Posted by christopher_blue, 7 Replies
...I have been diagnosed with aids now for 4 years, since my diagnosis I have been on combivir and Susativa, and now am taking Kaletra and Truvada. My problem has been fatigue, diahrreah, nausea, problems sleeping, and depression from time to time.... Read more »

sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and choloesteral have starting to creep into the high values. My doc has now suggested dropping Crixivan for Sustiva? He states of the 50 patients in his practice that have done this only 1 has not maintained ... Read more »