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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Protease Inhibitor (Overview)

Protease inhibitors are a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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How does a protease inhibitor work to treat hiv?

How does a protease inhibitor work to treat hiv?

Enzyme inhibitor: Protease is an enzyme used by the virus in its multiplication sequences of events. Inhibition of this protease makes it more difficult for the virus to multiply in the infected cell. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
7 Doctors shared insights

Protease Inhibitor (Overview)

Protease inhibitors are a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Could you please describe and differentiate between protease inhibitor and maturation inhibitor?

Could you please describe and differentiate between protease inhibitor and maturation inhibitor?

Inhibitors.: This is a great wikipedia question. If you are not satisfied then lets do 2nd opinion. I have MS in biochemistry and can help. ...Read more

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How does a protease inhibitor work to treat hiv?

Enzyme inhibitor: Protease is an enzyme used by the virus in its multiplication sequences of events. Inhibition of this protease makes it more difficult for the virus to multiply in the infected cell. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hiv-1 protease inhibitor?

Can you tell me about hiv-1 protease inhibitor?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Webmd. Com/hiv-aids/protease-inhibitors-pis-for-hiv ...Read more

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\should I be worried about taking protease inhibitors?

\should I be worried about taking protease inhibitors?

Why?: If you have HIV disease this class of compounds is one of the mainstays of therapy, and the side-effects are overwhelming outweighed by the benefits. ...Read more

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Is there HIV drug resistance to protease inhibitors?

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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What is a gaba reuptke inhibitor?

What is a gaba reuptke inhibitor?

Anti-convulsant: Some drugs that are used to treat seizures are GABA reuptake inhibitors. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and has an anti-seizure effect. These drugs reduce the reuptake of GABA into neurons and glia thereby increasing the amount of GABA available to interact with GABA receptors. ...Read more

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What is an ACE inhibitor/medicine?

What is an ACE inhibitor/medicine?

Blood Pressure Treat: Ace inhibitors block the conversion angiotensin I to angiotensin ii, which constricts the vessels, increases the following: salt retention in the kidney, sympathetic tone, aldosterone and ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone) secretion. The inhibition of this conversion decreases blood pressure and wall stress in the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What is acetylcholinesterase inhibitor?

What is acetylcholinesterase inhibitor?

Blocks the enzyme: Mutliple drugs are available to block the effects of this enzyme which breaks down acetylcholine - essential for muscle movement along with many other functions. Used for myasthenia gravis, alzheimers, glaucoma, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the ACE inhibitor is?

Can you tell me what the ACE inhibitor is?

Type of BP med: An ace inhibitor, or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, is a type of blood pressure medication to control high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the name of a natural cox 2 inhibitor?

What is the name of a natural cox 2 inhibitor?

2 of my favorites: Resveratrol from grape skins
curcumin from turmeric. ...Read more

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Has anyone used lipase inhibitors successfully?

Yes and no: As a physician, the first time it came out. Yes, it was a success. ...Read more

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Why do lipase inhibitors not stop 100% of the fat?

Not enough amounts: Quantity and concentration related, and you get nasty foul smelling greasy stools. ...Read more

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Are 'aromatase inhibitors' healthy to take regularly?

Are 'aromatase inhibitors' healthy to take regularly?

Maybe but for what?: All medications, prescription & otc, as well as all dietary supplements, have potential side effects. There is no free lunch, no side effect free pill, whether medication or supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are approved for use in breast cancer in which case the potential risk of liver damage, hypertension, etc probably outweighs risk of recurrent breast cancer. So talk to your doc re what's right. ...Read more

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How could a drug inhibitor be useful in treating cancer?

How could a drug inhibitor be useful in treating cancer?

Need more clarity: Please be more specific...which drug and what inhibitor are you asking about???? tell us what exactly is in your mind. Right now it is not clear to me! ...Read more

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What's the best dpp-4 inhibitor alternative to glimepiride?

What's the best dpp-4 inhibitor alternative to glimepiride?

Consult your plan: If you have normal renal function the preferred brand for your healthplan is the one to take - if you feel there is a need to change from a sulfonylurea to a dpp4i. Dpp4is have the same efficacy in lowering bs as glimeperide. Dpp4is have been implicated in increased pancreatitis and pancreatic and thyroid cancers. A better choice if you have good renal function is metformin. ...Read more

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What are some different types of ACE inhibitor medications?

ACE-I: ACE-I or angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitors, usually end with the suffix "-pril." They include benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, and trandolapril. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aromatase inhibitors?

What is the definition or description of: aromatase inhibitors?

Aromatase inhibitor: An aromatase inhibitor is a medicine that blocks the conversion of androgens in fat cells to the strong estrogen (estrone). ...Read more

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What are some benefits and risks of taking aromatase inhibitors?

What are some benefits and risks of taking aromatase inhibitors?

Benefits > downsides: Hormonal therapy has systemic benefits in er+ patients (similar to chemo), reduces local recurrence after breast conservation, and reduces the risk of second/new breast cancers. Head to head each of these is slightly better for ais than tamoxifen.
Ais major side effects are menopausal symptoms, bone and joint symptoms (arthralgias), and decrease in bone density. ...Read more

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How do lipase inhibitors stop the fat in the diet being absorbed?

How do lipase inhibitors stop the fat in the diet being absorbed?

Orlistat: Orlistat is lipase inhibiter and is used to loose weight in over weight individuals with low fat, low calorie diet and exercise. So fat is in not absorped in its entirity and is passed undigested in stools. So total calorie absorption is reduced and because of the side effects which are not pleasant people cut down on their fat intake and that helps too. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cholinesterase inhibitors?

See below: An acetylcholinesterase inhibitor or anti-cholinesterase is a chemical that inhibits the acetylcholinesterase enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine, thereby increasing both the level and duration of action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. ...Read more

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Why do lipase inhibitors not stop 100% of the fat from being absorbed?

Probably yes.: Lipase inhibitors are used to reduce the activity of lipases in the intestine to reduce fat absorption in the gut. They can have side effects like oily spotting, fecal inconsistence, flatus with discharge and abdominal cramping. Additionally, higher blood pressure, dry mouth, constipation, headache, and insomnia were reported. A malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins may develop. See comment. ...Read more

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Is the selective norepinephine reuptake inhibitor, reboxetine, effective?

Is the selective norepinephine reuptake inhibitor, reboxetine, effective?

Evidence says not: One meta-analysis* (a study pooling results from multiple other studies) suggested that reboxetine is ineffective & may be harmful.

* (eyding d et. Al. "reboxetine for acute treatment of major depression: systematic review &meta-analysis of published &unpublished placebo &selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor controlled trials."bmj. 2010; 341:c4737). ...Read more

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Why do lipase inhibitors not completely stop all the fat from being absorbed?

Orlistst lipase inhi: Orlistat is a lipase inhibiter and has a role in fat absorption, but the dosage approved by fda, are not enough to affect 100% blockage of fat absorption. Only 25 to 30% of fat is not absorped by taking the approved doses of orlistat. ...Read more

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Why don't lipase inhibitors not stop 100% of the fat in the diet from being absorbed?

Why don't lipase inhibitors not stop 100% of the fat in the diet from being absorbed?

Orlistst lipase inhi: Orlistat is a lipase inhibiter and has a role in fat absorption, but the dosage approved by fda, are not enough to affect 100% blockage of fat absorption. Only 25 to 30% of fat is not absorped by taking the approved doses of orlistat. ...Read more

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What are potential complications of statins hmg coa reducators inhibitors and what should be taught about these meds?

What are potential complications of statins hmg coa reducators inhibitors and what should be taught about these meds?

Muscle weakness: Statins (hmg coa reductase inhibitors) can have the side effect of muscle weakness. This could be the result of the depeletion of coenzyme q-10- which the statins inhibit. Taking coenzyme q-10 is highly recommendable to all patients on statin drugs to help avoid these side effects. ...Read more