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Taking Viracept With Hiv Meds

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Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not
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Methadone interactions with HIV meds

I had to stop taking Viracept and must switch to another. I have been taking Methadone for 7 years. What is the best obtion? I do not want to start with Kaletra, is there a better medicine than Kaletra together with Methadone?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
... Hello, and thanks for posting. You will likely be switching from Viracept, a medication which has a significant interaction with methadone, to another medication which will also interact with methadone. Read more »

Viracept & Combivir with fruit?

I am confused about which, if any, fruits I can eat with my doses of Viracept & Combivir. I know I am to take Viracept "with a meal, or light snack," but I am under the impression that some fruits, grapefruit for example, can interfere with the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...There are no restrictions of any fruits while taking Combivir and Viracept (You know already that grapefruit may increase blood levels of protease inhibitors)Try to eat all kinds with all colors since Read more »

Kava kava and HIV meds

I'm taking Viracept and Combivir, and am wondering how kava kava might interact with these meds. I know that some herbal remedies (ex. St. Johns Wort) can hinder the effectiveness of some meds.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I am not aware of any drug interaction data with kava kava and HIV medications. This is not to say that they can be there, though; the St John's wort and garlic supplement story came as a bit Read more »

HIV meds/herbal meds/smoking?

I am currently on Combivir and Viracept and I am trying to find a way to quit smoking. I have heard a lot of news about Zyban to help quit smoking. Can Taking Zyban or another kind of inhibitor to help quit smoking have interactions with my...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
...effects, but smoking is probably more risky in the long run! Regarding herbal medications and concrete evidence they help in HIV treatment, the answer is no, not at this time. They may be useful for certain HIV-related side effects, but they... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...complete potential side effects and interactions. Doctor Rescriptor (delavirdine) was approved for the treatment of HIV infection in 1997. The dosing regimen of this antiretroviral is a good example of the large number of pills that had... Read more »
The Well Project


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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

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An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

...also known as Viracept, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Nelfinavir was approved by the FDA on March 14, 1997,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...mind. I finally decided to go to a doctor - not because I was sick, but to get my viral load taken. I've been on combivar and viracept for the past eight months, taking a total of 12 pills a day. My problem is how to swallow these bloody... Read more »


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i'm starting meds and i need feedback ...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...yesterday my doc felt like i should start meds.... because my t cells were 267 and viral in the 40,000. he suggested i take epivir,viracept and ziagen. i'm researching these drugs but i wanted to hear from someone who is already taking them....... Read more »

Meds, now what...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I just started meds, Triziver and Viread, and frankly I've never felt worse... I know it takes a few weeks for my system to catch up but does anyone Read more »