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What Does Invirase Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

...Tipranavir/ritonavir. These interactions can change the amount of each drug in your bloodstream and cause an under- or overdose. New interactions are being identified all the time. Drugs to watch out for include other ARVs, drugs to treat tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ), for erectile dysfunction (such as Viagra), for migraine headaches, and for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics). Taking ritonavir together with saquinavir can cause an...
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Invirase and warts

I have warts out of control appearing on my head,scalp, around 50 under each arm pit, chest, back, buttocks, feet & legs. They number in the hundreds and continue to increase in number. Some entend a half inch in length while others are flat and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...would likely make a referral to a HIV-savy dermatologist to try and manage the warts which can be a real challenge to adequately treat. KH Read more »

I recently changed from Fortovase to Norvir plus Invirase along with combivir and got a rash

Hi. I had been on a combo of Fortovase and Combivir for the last 8 years and had done extremely well. Now that Fortovase is no longer being manufactured, I was switched to a combo of Norvir/Invirase along with the Combivir. I developed a rash...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...drugs/chemicals metabolized by the liver. In most cases your current regimen is reasonably well tolerated so waiting a bit longer and treating with anti-histamines is a reasonable approach to consider. KH Read more »

Kaletra & Invirase & Lipoatrophy

I've been positive for 19 years. No OIs and t-cell counts always in the 600-900 range. Very happy about that. In the last 6 mos. I've begun to rapidly lose fat in my face, arms and legs. In Feb of 2006 my doctor switched me to this regimen from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...with that approach has been variable in my own experience. Fat gain can be very slow to occur. Fat loss remains difficult to treat. Uridine supplements are under study as are some oral diabetic meds. KH Read more »

Blood in urine following sexual activity

Hi, I am a male age 33 and had bright red blood in my urine several months ago and the doctor thought it was some type of hernia in the lower groin. Over the past two days, the bright red blood in my urine has returned and is again following sexual...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Unlikely to be due to any of your current HIV meds though renal function evaluation including urinalysis is recommended.. Some mechanical injury to urethra or a problem with vas deferens, bladder, kidneys seems more likely. Discussing with your HIV... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Ongoing Safety Review of Invirase (Saquinavir) and Possible Association With Abnormal Heart Rhythms

...heart block and can affect how fast the heart is able to beat. Invirase and Norvir are antiviral medications given together to treat HIV infection. Norvir is given at a low dose with Invirase in order to increase the level of Invirase in the... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Invirase (Saquinavir) Labels Now Contain Updated Risk Information on Abnormal Heart Rhythms

...Guide will include information on the risk of abnormal heart rhythms. The medications Invirase and Norvir are given together to treat HIV infection. Norvir must be given at a low dose with Invirase in order to increase the level of Invirase in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...the immune system regains strength; signs and symptoms of inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

...200 may develop PCP. Health care providers sometimes use a combination of trimethoprim (see Fact Sheet 535 ) and dapsone to treat PCP. Dapsone can also be used to prevent PCP. If your CD4 cell count is below 200, ask your health care provider if... Read more »
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anyone taking Isentress and Invirase combination?

Posted by nevereasy
...Isentress is a relatively new therapy. My Dr just added it to my mono therapy of Invirase (boosted with Norvir). I have been undetectable for two years on the Invirase but my Tcells never get over 300. He added Isentress. Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...drugs have changed the course of the epidemic in a relatively short time and have played a huge role in my survival. In fact, my treatment history reflects the progress and pitfalls of AIDS research. Each step along the way I was as aggressive as... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...spread through contact with infected blood. Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV was transmitted through transfusions of... Read more »