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What Are The Dangers Of Raltegravir

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Raltegravir (Isentress)

What Is Raltegravir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Raltegravir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Raltegravir? Raltegravir (Isentress) is a drug used for antiviral therapy against HIV. It was formerly known as MK-0518. It is manufactured by Merck. Raltegravir is the first "integrase inhibitor" drug. When HIV infects a cell, it...
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Isentress with Nexium

Hello,I am a 46 year old male,HIV+,and allready been on Atripla for the past 3 years.Recently my doctor suggestet a change to Isentress + Truvada regime,in order to overcome the common side effects of Stocrin.My problem is that lately (about 5...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello GG and thanks for your post.There should not be any significant drug-drug interaction between raltegravir (Isentress) and proton pump inhibitors, like omeprazole. FWIW, I have a few patients in my clinic who take both without incident. From... Read more »

Isentress with Nexium

Hello,I am a 46 year old male,HIV+,and allready been on Atripla for the past 3 years.Recently my doctor suggested a change to Isentress + Truvada regime,in order to overcome the common side effects of Stocrin.My problem is that lately (about 5...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for the post.The subject of potential drug-drug interactions is very important; to this end, it's always good to check before adding a new medication or supplement to one's medical regimen.I agree with your doctor. There's no data... Read more »

PEP Truvada + Isentress

Hello. I am being prescribed Truvada and Isentress for an occupational needlestick exposure. The source patient was tested HIV negative yet he admitted to having unprotected heterosexual sex within the last six months. Initially I was prescribed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In our clinic we generally would not recommend PEP after a needlestick exposure to a px who tested HIV negative and who is at self reported low risk. I would not expect any significant long side effects after a 3-4 week course of raltegravir +... Read more »

Valtrex and Raltegravir/Truvada

I sometimes have outbreaks of herpes on my face . I am in the beginning stages of an outbreak now and I wonder if it is OK to take Valtrex for 3 days like I normally do. I currently am on Raltegravir and Truvada. I have only been on medication...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is usually safe to take Valtrex with raltegravir/Truvada-risk for interactions is low. KH Read more »
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An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

ral-TEG-ra-vir --> Brand Name: Isentress Other Name(s): MK-0518, MK0158, RAL Drug Class: Integrase Inhibitors Raltegravir, also known as Isentress and MK-0518, is a type of medicine called an integrase inhibitor. Integrase... Read more »
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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat... Read more »
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Isentress

Common Name: raltegravir (formerly MK-0518) Brand Name: Isentress Class: HIV integrase inhibitor (also called integrase strand transfer inhibitor or INSTI) Standard dose: One 400 mg film-coated tablet twice a day. Can be taken... Read more »
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Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds? I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... Read more »

raltegravir questions please help me out here

Posted by themushroom, 2 Replies
I am currently infected with a virus in the HIV family It is called Xenotropic murine leukemia virus related virus (XMRV) and is responsible for my HIV like illness and symptoms (chronic oral thrush shingles ect) It is a retro virus that... Read more »

DENIALISTS - A DANGEROUS GAME

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play? Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

Is this dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Love going into a bar with a dark corner - my jeans torn along the seam - received anal sex in a local LA bar one night - the guy was huge - what surprised me wasn't that he was deep inside me (I just backed up on it) - but that he gave no... Read more »