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Trade Names For Protease Inhibitors

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Drug Names and Manufacturers

Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors Integrase Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Antisense Drugs Immune Modulators None of these drugs can kill the HIV virus, but each class slows down the multiplication of the virus (replication) in a particular way. Combination medications: Some manufacturers have combined more than one drug into a single...
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A New Protease Inhibitor

I have heard a lot of good things about the efficacy and tolerability of the protease inhibitor ABT-378/r in people living with all stages with HIV disease. Despite this agents obvious benefits there doesn't seem to be a consensus about when to...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
The questions that you ask about ABT-378/r (new trade name is Kaletra) are the same ones that physicians are pondering. I think that the answer is that we have to individualize therapy depending on the previous treatment history, if any, the other... Read more »

Protease enzyme inhibitors

What are the names of the protease enzymes that are currently available?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The names are:indinavirsaquinavirritonavirnelfinavirlopinavir/ritonavirfosamprenavirtipranavir darunavir... Read more »

New Protease Inhibitor

Hello doc. Are you aware of a new protease inhibitor from Bristol Myers called BMS-232632? It's supposedly more potent than any known protease inhibitor, but I don't have any information on the current phase it's in......
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
BMS-232632 is a new protease inhibitor that is being developed by Bristol Myers Squibb. Luckily, it is about due to get a real name. The studies presented so far have demonstrated that it has a long half life and probably can be used as a once a day... Read more »

garlic/protease inhibitors

someone told me that if you take a protease inhibitor-than you shouldnot take garlic. is this true?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There are concerns that garlic in sufficient quantities can interfer with certain HIV drugs. This is best described fo rteh protease inhibitor saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase) but may hold true for other drugs in and outside of this drug class.One... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have known about my HIV+ status now for 6 years, and God has blessed me with continued good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

Hyperglycemia as a result of Protease Inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous
I found a product for reducing glucose levels. It is called Meishan Tea. They make 4 different kinds of tea and I have people that are showing tremendous results on all 4 kinds. However, the people that are presently taking the tea do not have AIDS.... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
Hi, my fiance is a Long Term NonProgressor - 24 years positive, co-infection HCV, with severe Hemophilia A.

This is a question for the gentlemen with Hemophilia please.
We're requesting any input about any Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... Read more »