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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Prezista

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... Common Name: darunavir (formerly TMC114) Brand Name: Prezista Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 800 mg (two 400 mg tablets) once daily for first-time therapy or 600 mg (one 600 mg tablet) twice a day for treatment-experienced adults. All doses must be taken with
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please help me!

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I am about to start meds and find myself struggling to choose the right combo. My blood work from a week ago is; cd4 - 292, viral load is 572 and 33%. I sometimes have crazy dreams and are very...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...which might get worse on this med.The other options are truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine) + either 2) ritonavir + darunavir (Prezista), or 3) ritonavir + atazanavir (Reyataz) or 4) raltegravir (Isentress). The first 2 of these combos can be... Read more »

Kaletra dose (follow up info)

Originally I was on the old formula of Kaletra which was 800mg/BID (4, 200mg gel-caps) twice daily. Then when the new formula came available we switched to that, but Dr. didn't change my dose, so while I am on the newer formula I am currently still...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...standard doses you might consider discussing with your HIV specialist the pros and cons of switching to ritonavir/darunavir (Prezista) and/or adding raltegravir or etravirine. KH Read more »

La evolucin de mis anlisis.....

Estimado doctor. Llevo nueve meses diagnosticado y me he realizado tres anlisis. La evolucin de los mismos determina una situacin estable. Esto es: tengo mis cd4 alrededor de 400 (392), con un porcentaje del 28%, con una carga viral bastante baja...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...2008 incluyendo nuevas drogas de familias de antirretrovirales bien establecidas, como el inhibidor de la proteasa darunavir (Prezista) y el no nuclesido de segunda generacin etrivirina (Intellence) y nuevas drogas de familias nuevas, como el... Read more »

When to change meds

I was diagnosed three years ago. At that time had VL of 68,000, CD4 of 78 and CD4 % 5.6. Started immediately on Epzicom and Kaletra. Now undetectable VL, CD 4 of 278 and CD4% of 24. My biggest issue is dealing with the daily diahrrea. I want to...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P. to ask your provider to consider switching the Kaletra for another boosted protease inhibitor such as Reyataz/Norvir or Prezista/Norvir, which has been associated with significant less diarrhea. Regarding your CD4 counts, it seems like your... Read more »

An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

... dar-UE-na-vir Brand Name: Prezista Other Name(s): TMC 114, TMC114 Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Darunavir, also known as Prezista or TMC114, is a type of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Darunavir (Prezista)

...With Other Drugs? What Is Darunavir? Darunavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Prezista TM and used to be called TMC114. It is manufactured by Tibotec Pharmaceuticals. Darunavir is a protease... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...interactions: Viramune, Sustiva, and Mycobutin (rifabutin) decrease Invirase levels. Not recommended to be used with Aptivus/Norvir or Prezista. Should be used with caution and may require dose adjustment with Reyataz. Rescriptor, Crixivan,... Read more »
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Splitting Prezista 600mg into thirds...

Posted by lovelife, 2 Replies
...I need to take Prezista 800mg. If I have only Prezista 600mg, can I brake the pill into thirds so I can take one 600mg and then add 200mg more from Read more »

Prezista + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
...So I took my first dose of meds last night. My doctor started me on this combo: Prezista (darunavir), two 300mg tabs, plus Norvir (ritonavir), one 100mg soft gelcap, plus Truvada (emtricitabine+tenofavir) one 200mg/300mg Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 1 Reply
...Hi all, my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. Read more »

Prezista with out food

Posted by personpitch, 1 Reply
...I've been on meds for exactly one week. So far I've had no major side effects, and am quite pleased. I'm on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir. Today I went out to dinner and had a big meal at about 7:30. I take my meds at 9:00, and took them as... Read more »