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Isentress

Brand name: Isentress Generic name: raltegravir, or RAL Class: Integrase inhibitor (integrase strand transfer inhibitor, or INSTI) Manufacturer: Merck and Co., www.isentress.com , (800) 622-4477 AWP: $1,171.31/month Standard Dose: One 400 mg film-coated tablet twice a day, with or without food, with no dietary restrictions. Can be taken by children two years or older. Dosing is based on weight for children 2-11 years old. A new...
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1st time on meds // epzicom and Isentress please help

hi i am a 37 yr male and found out 1 yr 7 months ago i had hiv. my vl around 8k and cd4 count over 450.. so this past october me and my dr's made out minds up for me to start my 1st treatment. witch is epzicom and isentress.. its now january...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Your regimen of abacavir/3TC (Epzicom, Kivexa) and raltegravir (Isentress) would be considered an alternate one in current US guidelines-- there are limited clinical trials data on the combo (compared with the more... Read more »

Help with Isentress/Turvada side effects?

I am a non-US citizen who lives in Asia and travels to Thailand for treatment. My doctors are great but there are communication and cultural issues, so the standard "ask your doctor" response won't really help me. I have asked and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You have been unlucky so far. Xanax not a good long term solution (that is the easy part). Both raltegravir or less likely the Truvada can cause insomnia not often but reported to occur. Consider a trial switch off raltegravir perhaps to... Read more »

Ditch Ziagen for Isentress?? Help

First, thanks for helping all of us. You're the Best!! I was Dx w/ HIV (Tcells:195)/HVC/HVB/malaria/HVD/west nile/lyme's/EBV in 3/07 at the time I was also Dx'd for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma large cell B - central nervous system...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Sounds like you've made a very heartwarming recovery and your future looks bright.Assuming that you don't have any issues with baseline resistance, there's probably little additional benefit for you to... Read more »

1st time on meds // epzicom and Isentress please help #2

thank you for your reply!! the reason for not using the Truvada is due to there being blood in my urine. this is something that has been there my whole life and has been checked many times.. (my brother and sister both have it as well, just a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and good to hear back from you.For persons who have kidney disease (or significant risks for kidney diesase like family history, hypertension, diabetes), I would agree with your doctor that if suitable alternatives to Truvada (or Atripla)... Read more »
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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 & 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 in hiv negative woman

Posted by Samantha, 2 Replies
Hello.. I'm HIV negative, but I'm considering enrolling in a study that uses Isentress to determine: if twice daily dose of raltegravir results in drug concentration levels in the female genital tract that are sufficient enough to block HIV-1... Read more »

Isentress,reyataz, selzentry ,horrible bladder/ colon/ joint pains

Posted by Ginger35, 1 Reply
Been on the first 2 meds 3 years was having mild cramps and colon problems ocational head acks, then lil over year ago added the selzentry , numbers got better but I started feeling worse , bladder feels like have pee all the time even if don't,... Read more »