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What Are The Side Effects Of Delavirdine

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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, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). NNRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make
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Worried about delavirdine

I recently started therapy for the first time after being diagnosed with HIV 2 years ago. My doctor prescribed Combivir and abacavir 2 weeks ago. I have been taking this combination with no real problems. Just yesterday, my doctor prescribed...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...especially in those with a lower initial viral load. The meds may have been started this way in order to avoid the overlapping side effect of rash which can happen on both delavirdine and abacavir - so staggering these meds this way might allow... Read more »


I was wondering whether the combo delaviridine, viread and kaletra is potent and with less side-effects than some of the other hiv meds. What should I watch out for if I go on this combo. I am switching from fosamprenavir to delaviridine as fos...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...(Rescriptor) is rarely used anymore. It should be a very potent regimen, but Kaletra and delavirdine are not known for a low side effect profile. There is probably a reason why it was recommended, but without some drug treatment and resistance... Read more »

Side Effects of Testosterone Treatment

Hello. I'm HIV+ now for 15 years and have 800 t-cells and undetectable viral load. I have been on the same drugs now for the past 8 years (Delavirdine and Combivir). I'm still amazed that these drugs have worked so well for so long. About 6...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
tough to say. I usually replace testosterone with a more physiological approach (daily treatment with a topical). I am unaware that lipoatrophy of the legs is due to testosterone replacement since it can occur with your HIV treatment (thought your... Read more »

Side Effects of Testosterone Treatment

Hello. I'm HIV+ now for 15 years and have 800 t-cells and undetectable viral load. I have been on the same drugs now for the past 8 years (Delavirdine and Combivir). I'm still amazed that these drugs have worked so well for so long. About 6 months...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...occur/worsen with that therapy, but other drugs can cause it as well although the ones you're on are not terrible in that respect. Consider having a testosterone level drawn to see if your levels are high on replacement and tapering the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
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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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

... Part A: Nucleoside and Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) (Nukes) Non-Nucleoside Read more »

An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir) Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, indinavir sulfate can cause some serious unwanted effects, including... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
...I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...give her one year, without six months. Three young children 12 through five (she is only 26). I don't think he has really considered what this will mean and her self esteem is so low she has just decided that this is the hand that fate dealt her.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...suspected but the HIV-1 RNA PCR test is negative or shows a low titer, the initial high level of viral RNA may have already subsided. The patient should be followed with HIV-1 antibody tests at three months, six months and one year. If these... Read more »