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Which Has Fewer Side Effects Reyataz Or Kaletra

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Viread

... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney function.
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Surviver person

I just switch 2wks ago from Truvada, Norvir, Reyataz to Kaletra and Truvada. My concenrs is if any data exist related on this combo adherence and how interract with future Hep C treatment (1a) type.Thanks. JS
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Norvir/Reyataz - are used quite commonly and are highly potent. Adherence tends to be better with when medications have fewer side effects and Norvir/Reyataz is generally better tolerated than Kaletra. Either of these combinations would not... Read more »

Reyataz and Side Effects

Hello there. For about six months I have been taking Kaletra/Combivir. My T-Cell count is around 450 and my Viral Load is undetectable. My doctor said that after I became undetectable he wanted to switch up my regimine for a healthier long term. He...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...lipodystrophy (fat location and blood lipid abnormalities) appears to be the same or less with ritonavir/atazanavir than with Kaletra based on clinical experience as well as research study findings. I often switch patients from initial Kaletra... Read more »

Changing Meds due to side effects

My wife and I have been on a regimen of Kaletra+Epivir+Zerit for about a year. Our viral loads are undetectable and CD4 counts at around 280-300. She is doing well on these meds, but I have many bothersome side effects, such as: Stomach...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...(tenofovir) in combination therapy. This change has been driven by greater risk of long-term toxicity associated with Zerit. These side effects include peripheral neuropathy, lipoatrophy, and unfavorable impact on cholesterol and triglycerides.... Read more »

Switching to Reyataz from Kaletra "Miraculous" for Triglycerides

Although this is just anecdotal data, my triglycerides have dropped dramatically in less than 2 weeks after switching from Kaletra to Reyataz.I had written in a couple of weeks ago about my triglycerides shooting up from 200 to over 900 in a matter...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...about 15% of people on Kaletra get significant elevations that resolve as soon as the drug is discontinued or replaced. As Reyataz is an agent that is not associated with this problem, it was an excellent choice for you.Keep up the good work!!! Read more »
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... Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Side Effects | Drug Interactions | Switching Formulations | Monotherapy Starting Treatment I recently started Kaletra. Read more »
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Kaletra

...once daily for first-time therapy (no once-daily dose if taken with Sustiva or Viramune). Three tablets twice a day may be considered for treatment-experienced people or those taking it with Sustiva or Viramune. Half-strength film-coated tablet... Read more »
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Invirase

...month for 500 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: Roche Pharmaceuticals, www.rocheusa.com , 1 (800) 562-6367 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common are diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, and nausea. As seen with other... Read more »
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HIV Treatment Guidelines

...recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in... Read more »
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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 »

fear of medications side effects

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...and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...else commenced therapy with similar labs to myself, and on these combo's? If so, what did you think of each one? What are the side effects like? Also, do you make a complete recovery, and go on to lead a normal lifestyle? This is one of my... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me side effects with these? also is facial lipotrophy a side effect of this? any help would be geat. thanks Read more »