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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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.

Dr. Sewa Legha
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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is anyone on lipase inhibitors for months?

Is anyone on lipase inhibitors for months?

Unknown: Really, I don't know of anyone these days.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.