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Taking Lexiva With Hiv Meds

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Side Effects of HIV MEDS (Bad Dreams)

I am taking Epzicom (abacavir sulfate and lamivudine) and Lexiva (fosamprenavir calcium) and am having very violent and scary dreams. Which med do you think may be the problem? Do they both have side effects?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...bad dreams my first guess would be the Epzicom. In that case switching the Epzicom to Truvada (and ritonavir boosting to the Lexiva) may be a consideration meriting discussion. KH Read more »

Lexiva, Intelence & Isentress

I'm a 37yr old woman and my doctor recently changed my HAART to Lexiva, Intelence & Isentress. I've... Read more »

on hiv meds/about dual infection

am taking novir,sustiva,&lexiva the doc says i should start hep-c treatment"what are possible meds... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...form, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Zocor (simvastatin), Vytorin, or Mevacor (lovastatin) cholesterol (lipid) lowering meds; suggested alternatives are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Lescol (fluvastatin). Liver enzymes should be checked... Read more »
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...each of these). Should also not be taken with Aptivus/Norvir (Intelence level is lowered 76% with Aptivus), Reyataz/Norvir, or Lexiva/Norvir. Intelence has been studied and can be used without dose adjustment with the boosted protease inhibitors... Read more »
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... Common Name: fos-amprenavir calcium Brand name: Lexiva Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: For people on a PI for the first time: two 700 mg tablets with Read more »

An Overview of Lexiva (Fosamprenavir, Telzir)

...medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs work by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Fosamprenavir in tablet form was approved by the FDA on October 20, 2003, for use with... Read more »
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...was over 300000 and t-cells were 38. They are now 235 VL and 138 t-cells. At least the numbers are improving. I am taking Lexiva, Combavir, and Norvir. Read more »