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Dr. Scott Keith
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Fosamprenavir (Overview)

Fosamprenavir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is lexiva (fosamprenavir) HIV treatment ?

Is lexiva (fosamprenavir) HIV treatment ?

Yes: But it should never be taken alone. It needs to be taken in combination with other medications for HIV in order to be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
4 doctors shared insights

Fosamprenavir (Overview)

Fosamprenavir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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How effective is Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for treating HIV?

Yes but not alone: Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This medicine does not cure HIV or AIDS, but combination of drugs may slow the progress of the disease. Must be used with 2 additional agents. Has diarrhea as a complication in almost every patient. ...Read more

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Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Usually well-tolerated.: Heptovir is the generic name for lamivudine, a hepatitis B drug. For the most part, it is usually well-tolerated. Anyone could have side effects from the medications, however. Contact your doctor immediately if you have severe muscle pain or cramping, a sign of an allergic reaction, or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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If HIV positive started on kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir)?

If HIV positive started on kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir)?

Better meds now: There are certainly better regimens now a days than kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir). In my opinion its a drug for the 80's. Its a large pill burden, associated with diarrhea and causes elevations in cholesterol. Please find a good board certified infectious disease doctor in your area. In regards to the number of meds...Its generally 3. Very rarely do we have to use 6 or 7 as was suggested by another physician. ...Read more

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How effective is Lexiva (fosamprenavir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Lexiva (fosamprenavir) for treating HIV?

For sensitive virus: If you are given medications to treat HIV, you must comply with the protocol without varying in the slightest. These protocols are established with a rigot as great as or greater than anything else in science. Do this, and you will almost certainly get a good result. Your strain of the virus may be resistance to some medicines. This will be determined for you. Please comply fully. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is Baraclude (entecavir)?

What is Baraclude (entecavir)?

Baraclude (entecavir): Baraclude (entecavir) is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. ...Read more

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Which is better: vectavir vs zovirax (acyclovir)?

Pills are best: Vectavir is a brand name for penciclovir, an anti-herpes cream. Zovirax is a brand name for acyclovir, an anti-herpes drug that is available as a pill or a cream. In general, pills are much more effective for herpes than creams. ...Read more

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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

Cream or oral?: Vectavir (penciclovir) is a cream for herpes. Zovirax (acyclovir) is available both as a cream and pills to be taken by mouth. Neither cream works very well; if herpes treatment is needed, pills are always best. In other words, Vectavir and Zovirax creams are both poor treatments, but Zovirax pills usually are very effective. ...Read more

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How effective is Prezista (darunavir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Prezista (darunavir) for treating HIV?

Yes but not alone.: Prezista is a protease inhibitor. Alone, it needs boosting with ritonavir for effectiveness. It is effective in the abscense of mutations but needs to be used either in combination with Intelence alone (and Ritonavir booster; this is the only 2 drug sanctioed scheme) or other 2 drug combinations such as Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). Prezista just became coformulated with cobicistat; called Prescobix. ...Read more

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What is nvp (nevirapine) in tests?

What is nvp (nevirapine) in tests?

Unknown VNP? or VNP: Could not find anything related to test in lab and "nvp". Please confirm that is the right question. But vnp is related to volume increase in blood vessels and heart. Plasma levels of atrial and ventricular natriuretic peptide (anp and vnp) can be measured and elevate in congestive heart failure (chf). ...Read more

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Anyone have experience w/ denavir (penciclovir)?

Anyone have experience w/ denavir (penciclovir)?

Good drug: This anti-herpes virus drug works in two ways: the active triphosphate is present at much higher concentrations in virally infected cells than in uninfected cells; and the drug targets viral dna polymerase to a much greater degree than human dna polymerases: this means it doesn't kill healthy cells. ...Read more

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Is lexiva (fosamprenavir) a treatment for hiv?

Is lexiva (fosamprenavir) a treatment for hiv?

Yes: But it should not be used alone. It needs to be used in combination with other medications to be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Lexiva (Definition)

Lexiva is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more