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Rescriptor

Common Name: delavirdine Brand Name: Rescriptor Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: Two 200 mg tablets or four 100 mg tablets three times a day (every 8 hours). Only the 100 mg tablets can be dissolved in liquid; however, avoid grapefruit juice. Can be taken with or without food, with no food restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as...
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what is wasting and lipodistrophy

I have a couple questions. My first is a general question of what is the difference between wasting and lipodistrohpy. Secondly, in the last six months the veins in my legs have become very noticable and I have lost considerable mass in my thighs...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Whether you experience muscle or fat wasting, especially with weight loss, it is a serious issue!Wasting, in its classic definition, is a loss of weight and lean tissues. This type of wasting can happen because of not eating or absorbing enough... Read more »

Can You Recommend a New Drug Treatment Strategy

I tested HIV+ in 1994 and began taking AZT & DDI. After about a year, my Dr. switched me to AZT + 3TC + Rescriptor, due to high uric acid levels (from DDI). I've been on these 3 drugs now for about 12 years. My CD4 levels have been in the 300 - 700...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Your success on Rescriptor is immpressive as this regimen is not that easy to take. Hats off to you. I would consider switching to another drug in the same class as Rescriptor, namely, Sustiva. It is once a day and can be taken wth your second... Read more »

Rescriptor

Why don't you ever hear anything about Rescriptor? It is an approved NNRTI but no one ever mentions it. Is anyone on this drug?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The reason that this medication is not often mentioned is that it used very much anymore. It is easier to use nevirapine (Viramune) or efavirenz (Sustiva) in the NNRTI class. Rescriptor is 6 pills per day (3 - 200mg tablets twice daily) and competes... Read more »

treatment choices

I am a 44 year old male who have received treatment for HIV since age 23. I have been asymptomatic other than an occassional swollen lymph node. My viral load has been on a doubling trend every 3 months or so for about the last year. My current load...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Your virus is resistant to many of the drugs currently available to treat HIV. In addition, your CD4 cell count, although stable, is low. Persistently low CD4 cell counts along with continued high levels of HIV virus are not good for the body. ... Read more »
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Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

Delavirdine tablets are white, capsule-shaped, and marked with "U 3761." Background and Description Dose Food Restrictions Storage Patient Assistance Side Effects and Toxicity Drug Interactions Additional Information ... Read more »
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An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

de-la-VIR-deen --> Brand Name: Rescriptor Other Name(s): 136817-59-9, DLV, Delavirdine mesylate, Mesilato de delavirdina,U-90152S Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Delavirdine, also known as Rescriptor,... Read more »
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Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

What Is Delavirdine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Delavirdine? Delavirdine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
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Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

Part A: Nucleoside and Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) (Nukes) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) (Non-Nukes) Part B: Combination Therapy,... Read more »
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