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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Lexiva (Fosamprenavir, Telzir)

...by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Fosamprenavir in tablet form was approved by the FDA on October 20, 2003, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infection. Fosamprenavir in oral suspension form was approved by the FDA on June 14, 2007, for use in HIV infected children 2 to 18 years old. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS...
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Can I stop any meds that may contributing to lipoatrophy?

I would like to know if any of these meds are contributing to my lipodistrophy - Norvir,Viread,Lexiva,and Epzicom I have been hiv for 24 yrs and have been on many different meds. My t cells or over 900 and viral load is nondetectable. I don't want...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, and thanks for posting. You are currently on what would be considered a 4 drug regimen for treatment of HIV infection. Norvir and Lexiva count as one drug because the Norvir in low dose simply boosts the drug levels of Lexiva Read more »

Allergic Reaction

I keep getting an allergic reaction to my meds. I have been on Lexiva, Norvir and Sustiva. The reaction I get is my body is covered in hives. I am newly diagnosed and I am being to worry. Is it possible that all the meds I come in contact with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...diagnose, we've seen persons like you where we ultimately have diagnosed an allergic to one of the nukes-- since we frequently treat with either Truvada or Epzicom combinations, it has been the case that allergy is associated with any of these... Read more »

Rayataz to Lexiva

Hello,I've been on Epzicom, Rayataz, Novir for 10 month now.I had good VL surpression within weeks. My CD4 went up from 250 to 377 (20% to 30%) - so far so good.I have problems with my stomach al the time (accid) as well as high biliburin levels....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...The best reason to switch you from Reyataz may be that now you can freely use medications to treat acid reflux (drugs like Prilosec or Nexium). These drugs can not be taken with Reyataz. It seems less likely the Reyataz itself Read more »

CYP3A PLUS SUSTIVA AND LEXIVA

I am treated with ssustiva , ziagen and lexiva I have no detectable virus and my cd4 are 400 but lately my doctor gave me UROXATRAL for new condition of BPH bening prostate hyperplasia. Is there interaction since they use the same passway on...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Lexiva inhibits and also induces (activates) the CYP3A4 pathway in the liver. So the net result of co-administration of Lexiva with Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

The FDA Has Just Approved Lexiva, a New Anti-HIV Medication

...manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Lexiva is a prodrug of amprenavir, a protease inhibitor used to treat infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Lexiva is rapidly converted to amprenavir by cellular or... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Lexiva (Fosamprenavir)

...calcium, 908 Background and Description Lexiva is a prodrug of Agenerase, a previously approved protease inhibitor used to treat HIV. Lexiva is converted into Agenerase in the body, but Lexiva is easier to take because it requires much fewer... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...various combinations with ritonavir to boost blood levels. The exact dosing depends on whether you have already used any antiviral treatment, or any other protease inhibitor medication. Be sure that your health care provider knows your medication... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Lexiva (Fosamprenavir Calcium)

...and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated of Cambridge, MA. Lexiva is a prodrug of amprenavir, a protease inhibitor used to treat infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1). Lexiva is rapidly converted to amprenavir by cellular or... Read more »
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Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it'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 »

Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
...I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
...at the same time. He has battled oral thrush for over a year now and his first doctor never suggested an HIV test, just kept treating the thrush. I didn't know repeated oral thrush was a sign of HIV even though I had researched oral thrush on... Read more »