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Which Has Less Side Effects Reyataz Or Prezista

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Prezista

...twice-daily dose). Do not double up on your next dose; take the next dose on schedule. AWP: $1,102.20 / month Manufacturer contact: Tibotec Therapeutics, www.prezista.com , 1 (877) REACH-TT (732-2488) Potential side effects and toxicity: Prezista may cause mild to moderate rash, but the most common side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, headache, and abdominal pain. Laboratory testing for liver function should be done...
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Prezista Vs. Reyataz for beginners

Hello Dr. Frascino,We have conversed in the past and you've been very helpful. I'm about to start Meds now for the first time. My Dr. recommended I start with Truvada, Norvir and a choice of either Reyataz or Prezista. He mentioned that Prezista is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...first PI approved for once-daily dosing. Unlike most other PIs it doesn't raise cholesterol and triglyceride levels. On the downside it can cause hyperbilirubinemia, which is doctor-babble for yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice).Prezista... Read more »

Starting meds soon and im very scared

Hello I found I was positive last year in 09 of OCT & so all this is new to me. My CD4 counts have been going up and down alot but my viral load has always been low.....my last CD4 count was at 243 and my viral load was at 14000 so my doctor thought...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Truvada is certainly reasonable and could be very effective. HIV medications are potent drugs and all of them have potential side effects and toxicities. Reyataz-induced jaundice is fairly common (see below). You can read much more about the... Read more »

Alternative to Reyataz

Dear Dr. Frascino,I have been on Reyataz with Norvir booster (and Truvada) for 4 months now. The meds are fairly well tolerated (some diarrhea) but within a week my eyes (and to a lesses degree my face) have become yellow. Although I've been told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...being jaundiced is not cosmetically appealing. After all, who the hell looks good in yellow, right? Sometimes this undesirable side effect subsides somewhat on its own. If it doesn't, and if yellow really isn't your color, a change in your... Read more »

2ND TIME! IS MY QUESTION NOT IMPORTANT.

I just had a visit with my Doctor and i am starting treatment again soon. My question is. My Immune system respond well to every class of drugs but Viracept, which i developed drug resistance to back in 1997. Back in December,2009 i was taking...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Darunavir has worked very well in people who have been on previous protease inhibitors. You have been on at least 2: viracept and reyataz. It would be important to know the type of resistance pattern your virus may have had when it broke... Read more »
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Prezista Monotherapy May Prove Effective

...using one HIV drug ( monotherapy ) instead of regimens with drugs from different drug classes is seeing more progress. Fewer side effects may be the result with this simplification, as well as less cost and resistance with other drug classes.... Read more »
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Reyataz

...capsules Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.reyataz.com , 1 (800) 321-1335 Potential side effects and toxicity: Dizziness and lightheadedness. Elevated levels of unconjugated bilirubin (produced by the... Read more »
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Truvada

...Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) ... 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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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't Read more »

Splitting Prezista 600mg into thirds...

Posted by lovelife, 2 Replies
...I need to take Prezista 800mg. If I have only Prezista 600mg, can I brake the pill into thirds so I can take one 600mg and then add 200mg more from Read more »

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 »

Prezista with out food

Posted by personpitch, 1 Reply
...I've been on meds for exactly one week. So far I've had no major side effects, and am quite pleased. I'm on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir. Today I went out to dinner and had a big meal at about 7:30. Read more »