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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Viracept

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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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Switching from Viracept/Combivir to Atripla

Dear Doctor,I am so very grateful for this forum to ask questions regarding my health care. I have been on HIV medications for over (10) years now. I have been taking the Viracept and Combivir combination with great sucess! I have switched...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...thanks for your post.Any decision to switch successful therapy should be a carefully thought-through process that balances the pros and cons.In your case, without any documented (or concern) for treatment failure and drug resistance, the decision... Read more »

Managing gastric adverse reactions. JB

Dear Doctors I am a young patient on HAART since 4 years.When I began therapy it was fine but recently I started to feel some troubles regarding my stomach and also diarrhea because of the Viracept which it was included on my treatment plan plus...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...information with your health care provider and not suffer for a prolonged period because there are definitely options. To improve Viracept associated diarrhea some patients take increased fiber in their diets, some use Imodium or Lomotil, and... Read more »

Why change HIV drug regimen?

I am coinfected HIV/HCV. I have been on a combo of Truvada and Viracept. I have remained undetectable and my CD4 count keeps getting better(it's at 701 now). My HCV numbers are kind of a mystery to me. Test results read like this: HCV RNA(IU/ML)...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...effects that were not present with the prior regimen. Probably the most common example of this would be a switch to Sustiva from Viracept. In your case this would offer the potential to be on Atripla (Truvada and Sustiva in one tablet) as a one... Read more »

Viracept and lipodistrophy in brest and tummy

Hi doc, thanks for being here for us.I am a 34 year old female who was diagnosed last march and who started on combivir+viracept last august. I am currently undetectable with T4Cell count of 400.I have started to see my breast get bigger and more...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...tolerated. The PI's are more associated with gastrointestinal symptoms such as the diarrhea you are having with nelfinavir (Viracept). Kaletra which is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir is less pills than most of the other PI's and is... 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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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 »
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...reduced the rates of these problems. Antiretroviral Medications: These can cause diarrhea. This is often true with nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir), Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir), ddI (Videx), foscarnet (Foscavir), tipranavir... Read more »
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new regimine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Have been HIV+ since 1991. Currently T-Cells 700+, but viral load has recently become detectable again. I was on Epivir and Crixivan only for 3 years. Now Dr. has put me on Retonavir, Zerit, ... 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 »

Viracept GI help

Posted by Anonymous
...Has anyone had any luck with anything that will help with the Viracept-related diarreah, gas and bloating? Any help would be appreciated. Read more »

does anyone else have a trouble with Viracept

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm 25 I have been living with HIV since June 5th 2001. I've been taking Trizivir and Viracept for the past 4 months. The side effects have been a major pain I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come!! Read more »