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Which Is Better Sustiva Or Kaletra

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Brand name: Kaletra Generic name: lopinavir/ritonavir, or LPV/r Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories, , (800) 222-6885 AWP: $904.99/month for tablets, $420.95 for 160 mL solution Standard Dose: Two tablets (200 mg lopinavir/50 mg ritonavir) twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once daily for people with less than three lopinavir resistance-related mutations, as shown on a resistance...
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Kaletra or Sustiva

Thank you Dr Young for you answer. You were asking if the change of med was because of side effects. As you indicated I have terrific immunologic and virologic response, this is why I am not sure why I am switching. The doctor just said before...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your follow up.First off, it's important to recognize that all cholesterol effects are not antiretroviral medication- many people in this country have problems with their cholesterol and don't have HIV, no?So, if the... Read more »

RE: Sustiva and Kaletra

I just wanted to say that Emtriva has recently been released allowing for a 36 hour regimen rather then epivir 24 Hour, Also I have heard from a recent study that Viread seems to be better and accessing latent infected areas, Doctors dont know why...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Emtriva (emtricitabine, FTC) is similar to Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC) in its potency and like Epivir a single viral mutation, M184V, leads to high level resistance. Emtriva has a longer persistence in the body than Epivir and may be more forgiving (in... Read more »

Kaletra or Sustiva

Thank you again Dr Young. I will meet with the hospital pharmacist to ask more questions on the side effect of Sustiva before I make my decision to change from Kaletra. I was told there there is a lot of patient having cholesterol problems with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.In general, more patients have significant increases with lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) than efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin). It's important to know that with any medication, a small fraction of patients develop side effects... Read more »

Switching from sustiva to kaletra? Please post, I am so depressed!

Hello dear doctor McGowan!I`m 38 year old male from East Europe. Started treatment - Kivexa (Epzicom) and Stocrin (Sustiva) 13 months ago (2 years after infection) and at that point my cd4 count was 368 (only 11%) and high viral load 205000. Than 4...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for your compliments.I do not see any reason to switch treatments at this point. Your viral load has been consistently undetectable and your Cd4%, which represents the balance of your immune system has at least doubled. I agree that the... Read more »
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First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
Hey guys (and gals). I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...

My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir +... Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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 anyone... Read more »


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


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone have anything to share on their experience with sustiva?(good or bad) and legnth of time they've been taking it and if they swicthed from a pi because of lipo or something else and their side effects got better. I have been having a... Read more »