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Viracept Hiv Drug

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Viracept

... 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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Viracept family

How can you tell which drug belongs to what family? Like Viracept, how can you tell which family it belongs too? since i am having a hard time finding it.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I'm not impressed by your search engine.Nelfinavir (Viracept) is a HIV protease inhibitor. BY Read more »

How does Haldol interact with HIV drugs?

How does Haldol interact with the following HIV drugs: zerit, viracept, and videx?
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Not being a physician, I can not respond to your question since I am not an expert on psychopharmacology. I suggest that if you are prescribed this combination that you ask the question to the doctor who prescribed it.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »

Switching from Viracept?

I am the guardian of my 16 year old sister who was born HIV+. She has been on Viracept for several years (approximately 9-10). Considering the recent discovery of the cancer-causing substance found in Viracept, I'm considering the option of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...I share your concern. Viracept is my least favorite protease inhibitor and so I often look for any excuse to change from this drug to an alternative that is Read more »

Use of Artemether with Viracept/Truvada

My girlfriend is staying in Uganda and is on Viracept and Truvada. She now has malaria and did not take her medicine because she was to sick. She gets an Artemether injection every day now for 6 days against the malaria. Can she take her HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...for your post.I'm not aware (nor is there a reference) for a drug interaction between the malarial drug(s) Artemether and the HIV medications that your GF is taking. Hence, there's no reason why she couldn't take treatments for both malaria and... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Zambia React to Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept

...believed that the contamination might have occurred in March and has affected supplies of the drug for three months ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 6/8). Zambia's Health Minister Brian Chituwo last week announced that the country immediately... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Warns Health Care Professionals of Possible Carcinogen in HIV Treatment Viracept

...On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Pfizer Inc. has notified health care professionals that its HIV drug Viracept contains traces of ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), a potential human carcinogen. FDA has asked Pfizer... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept Disrupted Treatment for Thousands of HIV-Positive People in Developing Countries, New York Times Reports

...plans to establish patient registries to monitor the health of HIV-positive people who were taking the drug ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 6/25). Although the recall "went largely unnoticed" in developing countries when it was announced, it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche to Establish Registries to Monitor Health of HIV-Positive People Exposed to Recalled Antiretroviral Viracept

... Roche on Thursday said that it plans to establish patient registries to monitor the health of HIV-positive people who were taking the company's recently recalled antiretroviral drug Viracept, the Press Association reports (Moynihan, Read more »
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Positive denial

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 »

HIV medicines

Posted by Anonymous
...Do you need ANY HIV related drug or any Opportunistic Infection medication, such as: Zerit (d4T), AZT, Abacavir, ddI, ddC, Crixivan, Fortovase, Saquanavir, Read more »

does anyone else have a trouble with Viracept

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm 25 I have been living with HIV since June 5th 2001. I've been taking Trizivir and Viracept for the past 4 months. The side effects have been a major pain I Read more »