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Viracept Seizure

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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 & Viracept for 12 years, now neuropathy?

I stumbled upon your web site about a month ago and I must say I have found it very informative. That being so, I have a few questions of my own. I was diagnosed 12 years ago and have been taking Combivir and Viracept since the very first day. A...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your regimen has not had much of an association with peripheral neuropathy but it can happen. Increased intra-abdominal fat has not been as much of a feature of HIV-related fat problems as fat loss. Abdominal fat gain is a major problem in the... Read more »

viral load up again I think I need resistance test

4 years ago I started on Crixivan, 3TC with a viral load of 90,000 and a T cell count of 4. After a couple of months my viral load was undetectable and my T cells rebounded to the 700 range. Pretty incredible. This lasted for approximately 2...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...regimen? Was a test performed? A resistance test here would be helpful to sort a few issues. Do you have resistance to crixivan/viracept, if so and to what degree. In other words have you developed critical mutations that knock out the whole PI... Read more »


I was diagnosed in June 04 while undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). I have been on Viracept, Viread, and Epivir since diagnosis. I have gone from viral load of 14k and CD4 of 12 to viral load of 219 and cd4 of 99. A resistance...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...quickly, especially given that you started at such a low level before HAART. The regimen you are on is a good one, but the Viracept is a tice daily drug that needs to be taken with food. If this is affecting your adherence to treatment, you may... Read more »

One size fits all?

Why must I, who weigh 155 lbs, consume as much Viracept (2x5/day) as someone who weighs 1000 lbs? What if I lower daily consumption to, say, 2x4? Would resistance leap into the game? Other data: Male, Ts = 650; load = undetectable; asymptomatic,...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...Great question. One size never fits all. However, the standard dose is determined on very average size people, like you, so it is more likely that the really large Read more »

An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

... nel-FIN-a-veer --> Brand Name: Viracept Other Name(s): Mesilato de nelfinavir, NFV, Nelfinavir mesylate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Nelfinavir, also known Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... What Are the Side Effects? How Does Nelfinavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Nelfinavir? Nelfinavir, also called Viracept, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Nelfinavir is a... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...There are drug interactions that have been observed including with anti-HIV drugs, specifically efavirenz (Sustiva), nelfinavir (Viracept) and nevirapine (Viramune). The recommendation is to increase the daily dose to 70 mg if a person is taking... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...minutes, at least three times per week as long as you are feeling better. This can lead to significant improvements in your fitness level and you may feel better. As your strength and energy increase, try to aim at 45 minutes to an hour, three... Read more »
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HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
...issue has come up. A month ago he had a heart attack and has been dealing with continuous chest pains. Well tonight he had a seizure while at a friends house. They called 911 and had him taken to the hospital where they did a CT scan on his head... Read more »

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 »

DOUCHE, does the shoe fit?

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Just trying to fit in

Posted by IzPoZ, 3 Replies where I'm starting to fall back into depression, and I'm doing my best to fight it off. I haven't really felt like I fit in anywhere. Meaning, it seems that I find more support for gay people (please, please, please, don't read it wrong)... Read more »