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Which Has Less Side Effects Sustiva Or Kaletra

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Sustiva, Combivir and Kaletra and side effects ?

My doctor has proposed to possible treatments. Trizivir and Sustiva or Combivir and kaletra. What are the side effects associated with these drugs ? My viral load is greater than 75000 and CD4 is 105. I have never been treated and I have never...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...based regimen tolerated the drugs well over the frst year (maybe 10% can't tolerate them). For the Sustiva, central nervous side effects are the major concern (dreams, sleep abnormalities,etc.). For Kaletra, GI and lipid side effects are the... Read more »

Kaletra or Sustiva

Thank you again Dr Young. I will meet with the hospital pharmacist to ask more questions on the... Read more »

Trudava and side effects

I'm currently on Sustiva, Viread and Kaletra and have been for quite some time. Since 1998 when I... 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 »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra

...care 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 »
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FAQs About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Side Effects | Drug Interactions | Switching Formulations | Monotherapy Starting Treatment I recently started Kaletra. Read more »
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Sustiva

... Common Name: efavirenz Brand Name: Sustiva Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: One 600 mg tablet, Read more »
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fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...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 »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello. I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra. I hear that the newer formulation of Kaletra has less side effects that the old one - has... Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? 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 »