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What If I Miss A Dose Of Maraviroc

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Selzentry

Common Name: maraviroc (formerly UK-427,857) Brand Name: Selzentry Class: CCR5 antagonist (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: without food, with no food restrictions. The recommended dose varies depending on other medications the patient is taking: 150 mg twice daily if taken with a protease inhibitor (except for Aptivus) and Rescriptor; 300 mg twice daily if taken with Aptivus, Viramune, Fuzeon, and all of the...
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Unable to reach undetectable

I started hiv meds in March 2009 with a viral load of approx 120000 and cd4 230. My doctor suggested Truvada and Viramune. I took my meds religiously and initially they seemed to be working, with my viral load dropping to 68 and cd4 in the 450...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear worried in the UK,Occasionally we see people who have stubborn viral loads to fully suppress. The biggest worry that we as clinicians have is that the person may be missing doses. Since you know best that is not the issue here.It is true... Read more »

Atripla missed dose - 48hrs

I have been on Atripla for 2 yrs and have accidently missed my 1st dose in this time. I am undectable and never miss a dose. I am very very scared.I took my dose on Monday, missed Tuesday by accident and took on Wednesday. A whole 48hrs had passed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Usually OK to occasionally miss doses of Atripla (not encouraged but persistence of drug levels and effects will often maintain viral control in such situations). KH Read more »

Follow up to Dr. McGowan's Answer

Hello Dr. McGowan, Thank you very much for replying to my question. to follow up, could you offer some suggestions on new combos? I ask because my dr doesn't feel comfortable switching me as she worries about what resistance I have. Oh, and yes,...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Alex,Even if the viral load is below 1000 you can often get a result on the genotype test and that should be attempted (if it has not) to use as a guide.You have been on zerit, epivir and trizivir as your "Nucs". These meds share certain resistance... Read more »

Missed Morning Dose of Kaletra & Invirase

Hello,I apologize upfront for any duplications if this question has been asked before -?? In any case, in 1995, at age 36, I was diagnosed with HIV. My physician initially started me on AZT. Later, he changed to Viracept, Epivir and Zerit. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Don't worry. Your single mishap is highly unlikely to have led to any change in resistance of the virus. If you continue to be as diligent as you have been about taking your meds, I suspect you will continue to do well.Further good news is that... Read more »
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An Overview of Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)

mah-RAV-er-rock Brand Name: Selzentry Other Name(s): Celsentri, MVC, UK-427,857 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Maraviroc, also known as Selzentry, is a type of medicine called an entry inhibitor. Entry inhibitors work... Read more »
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Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

What Is Maraviroc? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Maraviroc Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With OtherDrugs? The Bottom Line What Is Maraviroc? Maraviroc (Selzentry in the US... Read more »
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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 »

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