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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Invirase (Overview)

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


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What is invirase (saquinavir) for?

What is invirase (saquinavir) for?

Yes: But usually in combination with other drugs, for the treatment of HIV disease. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
3 doctors shared insights

Invirase (Overview)

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


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What is invirase (saquinavir) used to treat?

HIV: Invirase (saquinavir) is a protease inhibitor that is designed to treat HIV in combination with other medications. It is an older drug in this class and is not used much anymore since newer drugs require less pills per day and have fewer side effects. ...Read more

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Is invirase (saquinavir) used to treat hiv?

Is invirase (saquinavir) used to treat hiv?

Yes: But usually in combination with other drugs. ...Read more

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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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Is invirase (saquinavir) only used to treat HIV disease?

Is invirase (saquinavir) only used to treat HIV disease?

Yes, but not recentl: Invirase (saquinavir) is a protease inhibitor that is designed to treat HIV in combination with other medications. It is an older drug in this class and is not used much anymore since newer drugs require less pills per day and have fewer side effects. ...Read more

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What is invirase (saquinavir) used to treat?

HIV: Invirase (saquinavir) is a protease inhibitor that is designed to treat HIV in combination with other medications. It is an older drug in this class and is not used much anymore since newer drugs require less pills per day and have fewer side effects. ...Read more

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What antiviral is nvp (nevirapine) an abbreviation for?

What antiviral is nvp (nevirapine) an abbreviation for?

Neviapine: Nevirapine, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nnrti). ...Read more

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HBsag non-reactive, anti-hbs non-reactive, HBeAg non-reactive, abti HBe reactive, anti HBc IgG reactive, anti-HBc IgM please help me know?

HBsag non-reactive, anti-hbs non-reactive, HBeAg non-reactive, abti HBe reactive, anti HBc IgG reactive, anti-HBc IgM please  help me know?

Past hepatitis B: These results indicate that at some time in the past, you had Hepatitis B virus - but it appears now to have gone. You don't have any antigens (Ag) which would indicate ongoing viral replication. The antibody tests (Ab) appear to show that you were positive for the actual virus, as opposed to becoming positive from a vaccine. Best to follow up with your doctor about all this. You should be fine. ...Read more

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Human immunodeficiency virus--can it mutate?

Yes: Hiv mutates in response to HIV therapy. If you're being treated without a complete response (partial suppression), the virus can mutate so it can replicate in the presence of the drugs. This usually happens in people who don't take their medications properly. They can then transmit the mutant virus to others. Spontaneous mutation (mutation independent of therapy) has not been a big problem. ...Read more

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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

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What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often. ...Read more

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Is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus (htlv-1) contagious?

Is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus (htlv-1) contagious?

Yes: Both htlv-1 and htlv-2 are spread by sexual transmission, from mother to child, and by exposure to infective blood through transfusions and injection drug use. In this respect the virus is contagious. It does not appear it is transmitted in any other way. ...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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Is there HIV drug resistance to protease inhibitors?

Yes: The HIV mutates frequently, and when a mutation produces resistance to protease inhibitors this will allow that form of the virus to multiply over other forms which are sensitive. That is one of the reasons for a drug combination which makes single mutational changes less likely to be favorable to the virus. ...Read more

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Please interpret this HBsAG reactive, anti hbs non-reactive, hbeag non-reactive, anti hbe reactive, anti hbc (igm) nonreactive, anti hbc total reactiv?

Please interpret this HBsAG reactive, anti hbs non-reactive, hbeag non-reactive, anti hbe reactive, anti hbc (igm) nonreactive, anti hbc total reactiv?

Hep B: It means you were exposed to the virus in the past and you don't have an acute infection. Despite that you did not develop the immunity and you can still be reinfected. You are not highly contagious yourself, i still suggest you partner and family should get vaccinated. ...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