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Viracept Prescribing Information

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... 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
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Combivir prescribed for 7 days

dear Doc,I am 30yo male, that had a risk sex incident/expositium. My condon broke when i was having sex with a non-know HIV status female..8hrs after the incidente i start to take twice day Combivir. But the doctor that i visited prescribe it only...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello MG,Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is not prescribed for 7 days, but as you've noted, standard procedure is to treat for 28 days.I'd contact your doctor to get a prescription to Read more »

Bactrim? Genotype? also High Triglycerides

I am a 47 year old male. My viral load is undect and my CD-4 will not go over 390. I have never had an Opp Infect. I am currently taking Sustiva, Combivir, Bactrim and Viracept. My doctor also recently put me on Zetia and Crestor. I can not get...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...viral load is undetectable, this should be safe to do; furthermore a resistance test (genotype or phenotype) won't yield any information-- you need a viral load of at least 500 copies in order to get resistance data.As for the triglycerides,... Read more »

How do I get my doc to prescribe Serostim?

My pharmacy plan covers serostim. My old doctor prescribed it for me but my new one will not. Its not an option to go back to my old doctor for a variety of reasons---mostly distance and different health coverage. How can i pursuade him to write me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...thinks this is just fine? One you know what his objection is, you may be able to address it and get him to agree. I hope this information helps and best of luck! Read more »

Drug Combinations

My doctor recently commented on the unusual medicine combination I'm taking. She is my second doctor and did not start me on Viracept, Truvada and Sustiva which have had very successful results for three years. I'm reluctant to alter these, but...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...prior treatment experience, it may reflect a best attempt to control your virus with what was available at the time they were prescribed.The bigger issue is whether to continue the regimen or switch to something else.If you are taking these... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Information About Viracept

...current situation. Viracept® (Nelfinavir Mesylate) 250 mg, 625 mg Tablets, and Powder for Oral Suspension Important Information for Prescribers Dear Healthcare Professional: The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the... Read more »

An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

...herbal medications. Clinical Trials Click here to search for trials that use Nelfinavir. Manufacturer Information Nelfinavir Pfizer Inc 235 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017-5755 Phone: 800-438-1985 Viracept ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

...CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking ART. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about guidelines for the use of ART. If you take nelfinavir with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Label Information Affecting All Approved Protease Inhibitors for Treatment of HIV

... The approved protease inhibitors for the treatment of HIV-1 infection now all include the following drug-drug interaction information: Revatio (sildenafil) as a contraindicated medication when prescribed for the treatment of pulmonary... Read more »
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Viracept and Combivir for 10 years?

Posted by flyboy101, 2 Replies
...I have a questions. I have been positive for 15 years. Have been on Viracept and Combivir for 10 years and my Tcells are over 1400 and non detectable virial load for 10 years. I just read Dr. Wohl's post Read more »

Urine Drug Screening and SUSTIVA!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...another test that turns out to be positive, he should have no problems. We feel we have the responsibility of sharing this information with 'our' community - there must be a considerable number of people out there that might eventually find... Read more »