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What Are The Dangers Of Crixivan

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... Common Name: indinavir sulfate Brand Name: Crixivan Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Rarely used by itself (two 400 mg capsules every eight hours with no food or a low-fat snack). Almost always boosted with Norvir, both twice daily: 400 mg Crixivan
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combivir and crixivan please help

I have been on combivir and crixivan for two years now and just the in the past few months I have noticed that my legs have gotten very skinny. My doctor suggested that I try using androgel to help bring back some of my muscle mass. Will the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Combivir + Crixivan has been linked to fat changes (often fat loss due to the AZT in Combivir and fat gain is stomach area often due to Crixivan). Read more »

Crixivan temporarily shrunk lipomas.

Dr. Dezube, For about 16 year(about the time that I have been HIV+) I have had lipomas scattered about on me. Doctors looking at them always commented that they were nothing to worry about and not to cut them off as possible infection and scarring...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Crixivan, as well as the other protease inhibitors, can cause lipodystrophy. Although your note is the first time I heard of this drug Read more »

Crixivan Side Effects

Dear Dr. Gallant, Thanks very much for your wonderful work. I have been taking Crixivan / d4T / 3TC for about 6 months with good results. Lately I am hearing a lot of rumors about the Crixivan side-effects being much worse then previously thought...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Absolutely not. I wouldn't call Crixivan particularly "hazardous"; itjust has more side effects than we knew about originally. As with otherantiretroviral agents, those Read more »

Twice daily dosing of Crixivan without Ritonavir

Has the twice a day dosing of Crixivan (in combination with Combivir) been abandoned or is it still being studied. I am speaking of 1200mg. of Crixivan without the boost of Ritonavir.
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Dosing Crixivan (indinavir) at 1200mg twice daily in combination with nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (for example, Combivir) has Read more »

An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

... in-DIN-a-veer Brand Name: Crixivan Other Name(s): IDV, Indinavir sulfate, L-735,524, MK-639, Sulfato de indinavir Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Indinavir Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Indinavir (Crixivan)

...With Other Drugs? What Is Indinavir? Indinavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Crixivan. It is manufactured by Merck & Co. Indinavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme... Read more »

Sulfato de Indinavir (Crixivan)

... Brand Name: Crixivan Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la proteasa El sulfato de indinavir, conocido también como Crixivan, es un tipo de medicamento Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Indinavir (Crixivan)

...Indinavir? Indinavir es un medicamento que se usa como parte del tratamiento antirretroviral (ART). También es conocido como Crixivan y es fabricado por Merck & Co. Indinavir es un inhibidor de la proteasa. Estos medicamentos bloquean a la... Read more »
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sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...everyone!! I am a 36 year old man who has been HIV + for about 12 years. I have been on long term "cocktail therapy" (Crixivan /Combivir) for almost 3 years. My CD4 counts have risen from an all time low of 65 to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am thinking of taking Crixivan. I heard it was terrible and has side effects that are bad. ANyone with expereince? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am thinking of taking Crixivan. I heard it was terrible and has side effects that are bad. ANyone with expereince? Read more »

crixivan and anal fissures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is there anyone else out there who has been troubled with anal fissures (small tears in the rectum) since starting Crixivan? I've always been anally healthy until recently. Since they started, I have restrained from anal sex and keep a high fiber... Read more »