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What Does Saquinavir 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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big belly/skinny body

hi my boyfriend has hiv and he has a big belly now. what meds could he take to help him and what would you recommend him take. he is now on norvir 100 mg,invirase 500 mg & combivir 150mg
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Increased belly fat is a complex issue in the setting of treated HIV infection and often not easy to manage. Many non-treatment HIV factors can contribute (age, time with HIV, low CD4 nadir) Read more »

HIV Patient with excess of Abdominal Fat Accumulation

what is HIV patients with Excess of Abdominal Fat Accumulation how is this caused?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...variety of interventions such as some diabetes drugs or growth hormone/growth hormone releasing factor have been studied to treat increased abdominal fat. There is no consistently effective, safe intervention that can be routinely recommended at... 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 »

Is treating HEP C early worth it?

I have been coinfected with HIV/HEP C since at least 1988. My HIV is stable, viral load undetectable, t cells currently 285. My Hep C has caused minimal scarring to my liver (Biopsied last month) but my hep c viral load is over 10 million copies. My...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Sound like a slam dunk to me! You have good HIV control, a good biopsy and a great genotype! You do however probably have to treat for 48 weeks. If you are getting treated for your depression now, then you have little to worry about. You can take... Read more »
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Ritonavir-Saquinavir Combination Therapy in Patients with Advanced HIV Infection

...Conference onRetroviruses and OpportunisticInfections in Washington,D.C. examined the effect of the combination ofritonavirand saquinavir in advanced HIV positive patients. Prior to these studies,the combination of ritonavir and saquinavir had... Read more »
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Double Protease Inhibitor Combinations

...combination in proteaseinhibitor experienced patients I-204. Experience with ritonavir/saquinavir based regimens for the treatmentof HIV infection in subjects developing increased viral loads while receivingnelfinavir State-of-the-Art... Read more »

An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

...and saquinavir was approved by the FDA on November 7, 1997. Both are approved for use with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infection.Although the two drugs are very similar, saquinavir mesylate offers key advantages over... 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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