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Which Has Less Side Effects Lexiva Or Kaletra

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Test Positive Aware Network


...time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $820.99 / month for 60 tablets and $125.78 for 225 ml oral suspension (50 mg/mL) Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Because Lexiva has a sulfa component, it should be used with caution in patients with allergies to sulfa drugs. The most common moderate to severe side effects may include nausea, rash,...
Ask the Experts

Reyataz/Norvir or Kaletra?

I'm a 40 year old male. I was diagnosed HIV+ three years ago and started medications 6 months later. My current regimine is Epzicom, 300mg Reyataz boosted with 100mg Norvir. Current cd4 is 970 and viral load has been undetectable for the past 2...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...solution, I believe that there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that once-daily Kaletra isn't as effective and more side effect-prone than twice daily. (To say nothing of Abbott's corporate ethics.)For these reasons, we have been... Read more »

uses of kaletra?

i live in a fair sized city in canada about 2 hours west of toronto, toronto just hosted the aids conference and is a fast becoming(if not already) a global city. i have heard (second hand) that the specialist there are shying away from the use of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...were found to be indentical in their abilty to lower viral load and raise CD4 cell counts in people starting HIV drugs. The side effect profile of each med was also remarkably similar and mainly involved diarrhea in 1 out of 10 people and... 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 »

Starting treatment for 1st time - which PI to choose?

I am a 45y.o. male. I was diagnosed HIV+ in November 2003 (had tested negative in March 2003). My doctor has taken a wait & see approach since then, which I have been comfortable with and my health has been fine (occasional cold, flu, sinus...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast deal with. Unless there is some reason not mentioned in your post, it seems logical to go with a simpler, less toxic, more effective regimen. But if one feels compelled to use a protease inhibitor from the get-go, then Norvir, Reyataz, and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...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 »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra when taking KALETRA. What is the most important information I should know about KALETRA? KALETRA may cause serious side effects, including: Interactions with other medicines. It is important to know the medicines that should not... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

... What Is Fosamprenavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Fosamprenavir? Fosamprenavir is a drug used for antiretroviral Read more »
The Well Project

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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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
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 »

eric,i need your thoughts..,or fran or bear

Posted by alivehoping, 2 Replies
...already,ive been doing everything by the book so to speak,truvada &sustiva was bad to me and my mind,then,truvada &lexiva,have side effects still,and the number thing has doc thinking different,now im getting truvada &kaletra,ami... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...has approved a number of drugs for treating HIV infection. The first group of drugs used to treat HIV infection, called nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors, interrupts an early stage of the virus making copies of itself. These drugs... Read more »


Posted by Lovinlife, 3 Replies
...Has anybody taken kaletra? I just started it. Am wondering what I can expect....... Read more »