Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Who Takes Isentress

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Connect With Others

anyone taking Isentress and Invirase combination?

Posted by nevereasy
Isentress is a relatively new therapy. My Dr just added it to my mono therapy of Invirase (boosted with Norvir). I have been undetectable for two years on the Invirase but my Tcells never get over 300. He added Isentress. I have had bad reflux ( not... Read more »

Isentress Drug - Side Effects?? HELP

Posted by design36, 1 Reply
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 2 Replies
im been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »

Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

Isentress and Intelence side effects

Posted by nevereasy, 2 Replies
Anyone taking these two drugs together? One or the other?. I seem to be extremely fatigued and weak. Additionally I am off balance also have a marked increase in my need to take a lorazapam ( anti anxiety) . Anybody else have any of these problems? ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Truvada+Isentress: Taking Truvada too soon after one dose.

I am currently on Truvada+Isentress. I make it my habit to take 1 Isentress @ 7AM, and then 1 Isentress + 1 Truvada @ 7PM. Yesterday evening at around 7PM, I took my typical Truvada/Isentress combo. However, the following morning at 7AM I make the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Not to worry. I'd skip the next evening dose of your Truvada (othewise you'd have 3 doses in a 24 hour period), and just resume the evening dose the next day as you previously had been doing.This could be a good... Read more »

Night Sweats with Isentress

My partner takes Isentress and Truvada and gets regular night sweats like the patient in the Q&A of 6 June. Otherwise he tolerates them very well. p.s. thanks for answering my dry nose question the other day....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Observation and feedback noted-night sweats from raltegravir/Truvada combination are uncommon and would be a diagnosis of exclusion if no other cause (ie infection, hormone, ambient temperatire issues and other possibilities). KH... Read more »

Isentress and high histamine levels

I was recently tested for my neurotransmitter levels and my histamine level was double the high end of high. Ever since I started taking Isentress in December 2007 I've been anxious, depressed, and obsessive. I've read a few comments on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There has been a small number of reports of increased depression in patients taking raltegravir (Isentress). I have not seen anything offering a clear possible mechanism. The overall rate of depression linked to raltegravir has been low and... Read more »

isentress+truvada timing

I am taking isentress and truvada as follows.8am isentress15pm truvada8pm isentressI have not received further instructions from my doctor; but some people are advising me to take truvada with the 8am isentress pill. This is my second week of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I agree. There's no need to separate your medications. You could simplify your life by combining your Truvada with one of your Isentress doses. That way, you'd only be taking medications twice daily.Typically... Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

Switching Isentress to Once a Day Is Less Effective

Although the integrase inhibitor Isentress (raltegravir) is recommended for people going on treatment for the first time, it's the only first line drug that's taken twice, not once, a day. In an effort to simplify the dosing, a study compared taking... Read more »
Project Inform

Isentress Gets Another Good Grade

Data were presented August 4 at the International AIDS Conference on a head-to-head study comparing the integrase inhibitor Isentress (raltegravir) to Sustiva (efavirenz) in people taking HIV drugs for the first time. The study found that Isentress... Read more »
Project Inform

Study Supports Use of Isentress for First-Line Treatment

A study presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC / IDSA in Washington, DC found that Isentress (raltegravir) was equally potent and better tolerated than Sustiva (efavirenz) when used as part of a person's first HIV regimen. While it's unlikely to greatly... Read more »
Project Inform

Project Inform Reacts to Approval, Pricing of Isentress

San Francisco, CA -- Project Inform, one of the nation's best known HIV treatment and health care information and advocacy organizations, today expressed mixed reaction to the price announced for Isentress (raltegravir), a new anti-HIV drug from... Read more »