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Switch From Reyataz To Prezista

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Prezista

Brand name: Prezista Generic name: darunavir, or DRV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Janssen Therapeutics, www.prezista.com , (877) JANSSEN (526-7736) AWP: $1,271.09/month for 600 mg tablets; $1,482.99 for 400 mg tablets Standard Dose: 800 mg (two 400 mg tablets) with 100 mg Norvir once daily with food for first-time therapy and treatment-experienced adults without Prezista-related HIV resistance, or 600 mg (one 600...
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FROM REYATAZ TO PREZISTA

HELLO DOCTOR , I AM TAKING PREZISTA FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS NOW, I SWITCHED FROM REYATAZ TO PREZISTA, BUT HERE IS MY QUESTION. I FEEL STOMACH DISCOMFORT, I GET MORE HEADACHES THAN EVER BEFORE AND MY LAST MENSTRUATION LAST LONGER . IS THIS NORMAL? DOES...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi.It's not clear from what you've posted what the cause of your new symptoms are, but any new symptom after a medication switch naturally raises the possibility of a medication side effect or unexpected drug-drug interaction. I'd... Read more »

From reyataz to Prezista

Hi Doctor, My doctor want to switch from reyataz to prezista due to the yellowing of my eyes and skin, he is afraid that I stop the meds because of side effect w/o asking him. I would never...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.No need to be nervous. Both Reyataz (atazanavir) and Prezista (darunavir) are highly recommended first-line HIV protease inhibitors. If the yellowing of the eyes and skin are problematic, a switch from on to the other... Read more »

Replace Reyataz and Essentress with Prezista?

Because my viral loads have been consistently near 200 (my CD4 counts always high, above 1000) and I report missing a second daily dose of Essentress from time to time and he cannot order resistance tests (viral loads have to be above 500 for that?)...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
It would not be possible to say whether or not the switch would help without knowing the prior resistance that your virus has developed over the years. Since you are on a complex comination of old and new meds there must have been significant... Read more »

Reyataz vs. Prezista

I was diagnosed with HIV during seroconversion (01/2011) and it was myown decision to start HAART rigth away; my VL was 5100 and my CD4count 530. A month later I was undetectable and I've been undetectablesince then; my CD4 count was alway...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Alfredo,Thanks for your question. I am sorry that the Atripla failed. It is very telling that you remained adherent for a full year despite the side effects. This means you have great will power, which would translate to success on your next... Read more »
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PREZISTA

Posted by dayleth, 2 Replies
I AM ON PREZISTA , NORVIR TRUVADA , WHO ELSE IS ON THAT CAMBO ?? ?I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS OF PREZISTA AND IF IS WORKING FOR YOU! Read more »

Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir

Posted by cm82391, 4 Replies
I'm taking a combination of the the three and i'm breaking out HORRIBLY!!!

Is anyone else on these meds and having this issues? Or one of the three above?

Or do I just have really bad skin? Read more »

Prezista ,truvada norvir

Posted by dayleth, 1 Reply
Alguien Esta tomando este combo? Estaba en reyataz anteriormente y me cambiaron a prezista, Si alguien Esta en este regimen Por favor cuales han sido Los resultados positivos o negativos,me dio una infeccion y temo que Sean Mis defensas bajas.... Read more »

Epzicom + Reyataz?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi.
I have just been diagnosed with a CD4 count of 11, and a viral load of 820,000.
I may start teatment with Epzicom + Reyataz and I wanted to know if anybody else had started with this regimen, or is currently on it, and what they thought of it?
Thank... Read more »