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What Are The Side Effects Of Nelfinavir

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AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... What Is Nelfinavir? Who Should Take Nelfinavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Nelfinavir Taken? 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
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GI side effects

Which HIV treatment for initial therapy, on the preferred list, has the most gastrointestinal side effects?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...This is an interesting question. Unfortunately, they will all have side effects of this type, to a greater or lesser extene.Among the nucleosides, I would watch more carefully for these types of things Read more »

side effects

Doctors, Of the two PI's, ritonavir and nelfinavir, recomended for treatment in HIV infected infants, which one is better tolerated with the least amount of potential side effects? Is there another PI that you would recommend to take with AZT and...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Nelfinavir and ritonavir are the 2 PI's for which we have the best pharmacokinetic and safety data across the age spectrum in pediatrics. Read more »

changing meds because of diarrhea?

I am hiv pos but I am undetectible and my tcells are 480 well my doctor wants to change my meds due to diahrea. I am on viracept and combivir and have diahrea all the time. It doesnt bug me much but my question is is it bad for me could it cause...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...on you-- the inconvenience and the possibility of dehydration. There are some new medications available now that have fewer side effects than nelfinavir (Viracept). I understaand that you don't want to 'rock the boat' since your T cells and... Read more »

Catch 22 AZT x D4T

Dear Sir,I have benn on the following HAART for 4 years: AZT+3TC; Efavirenz and nelfinavir. My CD4 is just over 400 and my viral load undetectable. However the AZT has caused a severe case of anemia (hemoglobine g/dl 5,9 and leucocites 1700)My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...depending on your resistance profile, you should have a variety of options to choose from that avoid both AZT and D4T. For the nucleoside reverse transcriptase drugs, these would include Epzicom (3TC + Abacavir) and Truvada (Viread + FTC). Are... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

...doctors. Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, nelfinavir can cause some serious unwanted effects, including... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Caution with Nelfinavir and Some Lipid-Lowering Drugs

...(Agenerase) indinavir (Crixivan) lopinavir (Kaletra) nelfinavir (Viracept) ritonavir (Norvir) saquinavir (Fortovase) One of the side effects associated with this group of drugs is that they can increase levels of fatty substances in the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

...AWP: $796.99 / month for 250 and 625 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common include diarrhea (15-20% of patients), stomach discomfort, nausea, gas,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Treatment Briefs

...similar decreases in viral load and increases in CD4 counts, as well as similar rates of diarrhea (14 to 18 percent), a common side effect of nelfinavir. Agouron has also announced that the FDA approved a film-coated nelfinavir tablet.... Read more »
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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 »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...has approved a number of drugs for treating HIV infection. The first group of drugs used to treat HIV infection, called nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors, interrupts an early stage of the virus making copies of itself. These drugs... Read more »

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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 »