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Which Is Better Sustiva Or Kaletra

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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 »

Kaletra or Sustiva

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

Kaletra or Sustiva

Thank you Dr Young for you answer. You were asking if the change of med was because of side... Read more »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra

...atorvastatin (Lipitor ® ) or rosuvastatin (Crestor ® ) certain other antiretroviral medicines, such as efavirenz (Atripla ® and Sustiva ® ), nevirapine (Viramune ® ), amprenavir (Agenerase ® ), fosamprenavir calcium (Lexiva ® ) and... Read more »
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... Common Name: lopinavir/ritonavir Brand Name: Kaletra Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 200/50 mg tablets twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once Read more »
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... Common Name: efavirenz Brand Name: Sustiva Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard Read more »
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...illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Not recommended to be taken with Kaletra. When taken with Sustiva, boost a once-daily dose of Lexiva with 300 mg of Norvir. Do not take with Tambocor,... Read more »
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First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
...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 + Kaletra this past Friday, though he wasn't there in person to answer my questions so I have held... 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 Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...however, my mind is in a complete whirl.... I am opting for Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir, but wondered if I should be opting for Truvada/Sustiva instead (Is this easier to take than a P.I. option)? Has anyone else commenced therapy with similar labs to... Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi all! Im one of those who just tested postive. My cd4 is 320 and as per my doctor Im on what you call "gray zone" level. Done with my baselines and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im... Read more »