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Switch From Retrovir To Viread

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Brand name: Retrovir Generic name: zidovudine, or AZT, or ZDV Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $535.12 (generic $309.89)/month for 300 mg tablets,$71.34 (generic $56.42) for 240 mL of 10 mg/mL syrup Standard Dose: One 300 mg tablet twice a day (12 hours apart); two 100 mg capsules...
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About Kaletra,Viread &Retrovir

Is it easy to develop a resistance to these drugs if they are missed a few times or takien at different times instead of the same time everyday.And how can I better tolerate these drugs since I don't feel very well when I do take them....
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In general, resistance occurs when on-going viral replication occurs in the presence of drug. This occurs with regimens of sub-optimal potency, as with the one and two drug regimens of the past, or with inadequate levels of drug in the blood, often... Read more »

3tc/retrovir/crixivan & lipo

Hi. I have been on 3tc/retrovir/crixivan cocktail for almost 16 months now, at start I had 130000 V-load and 240 T-cell count... now I am at <400 undetectable and 500 T-cell count. I have started to notice fat loss from my feet and arms plus...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Its a bit of an old fashioned regimen but obviously working well. Both the crixivan and the retrovir may be contributing to fat loss. For convenience sake the first change I would make is crixivan to sustiva, this may also help slow the fat loss and... Read more »

Switching from Zerit to Viread

Dr. Boyle, I was recently switched off Zerit to Viread 300mg qd. due noted complaint for Facial wasting. Was switching to Viread a good choice, by my doctor, and will be able to note any change in my Cholestrol Level by swithcing and be able to get...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
As I'm sure you're doctor told you, Zerit has been associated with fat loss (as have other nucleoside analogs) and increases in lipids, including cholesterol. Both may improve with the switch to Viread, but the former will only do so... Read more »

New labs since switching to Sustiva Viread Videx

I am the person with the August 03 question titled Switching to Sustiva Viread Videx. You asked that I let you know after a few months how it's going. Thank you so much for you answers previously. My doctor did labs that include viral load and...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Yes, I remember your questions well. Thanks for following up.A major point to clarify from my previous response:I did say that ddI (Videx), TDF (Viread) and boosted atazanavir can be taken all at once with food BUT I did not say it was ok to do this... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg and noticed increased lipo or new lipo or hair loss?

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone switched or is using viread? If so, how long and any adverse side effects? I've had problems with pretty much all nukes except 3tc and wanted to see if this drug was similar?

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swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Im 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune.
Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs were melting away)
Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with... Read more »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side... Read more »