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What Are The Dangers Of Rescriptor

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Common Name: delavirdine Brand Name: Rescriptor Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: Two 200 mg tablets or four 100 mg tablets three times a day (every 8 hours). Only the 100 mg tablets can be dissolved in liquid; however, avoid grapefruit juice. Can be taken with or without food, with no food restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as...
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Dropping Rescriptor

Hi:I've been positive for 25+ years. Started on NRTIs in the 80's, so I have resitance to them. Now on Kaletra, Rescriptor and Truvada. I had never taken PIs or NNRTIs before this combination and I am undetectable for 6 years. Baseline viral load is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The definative answer to your question depends a lot on the type and extent of NRTI resistance that you have.Based on the general assumption that tenofovir/FTC often retains at least partial activity in virus with previous NRTI... Read more »

what to do next?

Hi:I have been HIV+ since at least 1981 but never got sick. However, I have shown resistance to everything and my viral load ranges from 40,000 to 80,000. My t cell count ranges from 290 - 450. My doctor has me on kaletra, norvir, viread,...
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
Hmm.. Not sure what to make of that regimen, without the benefit or your prior hiv med history and resistance test results. That is quite a pill burden, and given the current level of viral load is probably unnecessary. Kaletra has norvir in it, and... Read more »


I am one of your frequent readers and appreciate a lot your valuable help to us all!I am 52years and has been thru most treatments since 15years of HIV.My last combo is Rescriptor,Abacavir,Kaletra and Videx since 7months and doing quite ok 350 T4...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question. Lipoaccumulation is a very troubling problem for many. Treatments for this condition are difficult; liposuction has been performed in patients- the results have been mixed. There is usually some initial benefit;... Read more »
Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

Response from Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

University of Minnesota
AZT (zidovudine) and Rescriptor (delavirdine) is unlikely to suppress HIV unless it is used with a third drug. This combination may be good if the viral load (HIV-RNA) is small and your CD4 count is high. In general, most guidelines (DHHS, IAS,... Read more »

An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

de-la-VIR-deen --> Brand Name: Rescriptor Other Name(s): 136817-59-9, DLV, Delavirdine mesylate, Mesilato de delavirdina,U-90152S Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Delavirdine, also known as Rescriptor,... Read more »
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Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

What Is Delavirdine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Delavirdine? Delavirdine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
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Recreational Drugs and HIV

How Does Recreational Drug Use Affect HIV? Drugs And Getting Infected With HIV Drug Use And HIV Disease Drug Interactions The Bottom Line For More Information How Does Recreational Drug Use Affect HIV? Recreational drug use can... Read more »
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Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

What Is Dapsone? Why Do People With HIV Take Dapsone? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Dapsone Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Dapsone React With Other Drugs? What Is Dapsone? Dapsone is an antibiotic drug. It is sold... Read more »
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