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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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\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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Can protease cause an allergic reaction if it's hiding in some processed foods?

Can protease cause an allergic reaction if it's hiding in some processed foods?

Usually airborne: Proteases are a subgroup of proteins, which are most common cause of allergies. For example, mold allergies are caused by contact with proteases found in molds. Allergies to proteins that are proteases have been described for respiratory allergies. Whether an individual can develop an allergic reaction (respiratory) by ingesting a protease is possible but unlikely. ...Read more

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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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Which one of these enzymes are in gastric juices: amylase, protease, trypsin?

Which one of these enzymes are in gastric juices: amylase, protease, trypsin?

Trypsin: Protease is a general term of any enzyme that breaks down proteins and includes, trypsin, and chymotrypsin. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is lipase and protease , cellulase xylanase safe when taken by a Protien shake 300 mg the product is called genuine health ?

Is lipase and protease , cellulase xylanase safe when taken by a Protien shake 300 mg  the product is called genuine health ?

Sure: It is a waste of your money. Go eat a nice steak, broiled fish, baked chicken, yummy tofu, or something else that you actually enjoy. Good luck with your fitness activities. ...Read more

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Can pancreatic enzymes with protease, amylase and lipase hurt or help cancer?

Health fraud: Giving the pancreatic enzymes that help in pancreatic insufficiency (cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatic scarring) as a cancer treatment is a cynical, cruel fraud. It's often packaged with "detoxification" and coffee enemas. Don't pay money to the people who've tried to deceive you on the thought "what if it did work?". ...Read more

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Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are you deficient?: Some folks have pancreatic lesions and cannot digest their food without supplemental enzymes. This is a common problem in kids with cystic fibrosis. For most folks, it's a complete waste of money -- like wearing glasses if you don't need them. ...Read more

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If i take a digestive enzymes supplement, (protease, amylase, etc) will that go into my breastmilk and hence my baby would get the benefits of it too?

If i take a digestive enzymes supplement, (protease, amylase, etc) will that go into my breastmilk and hence my baby would get the benefits of it too?

Good nutrition : The digestive enzymes may help you with food absorption but are broken down by your intestinal lining before they enter your bloodstream in significant quantities ( though some are present in the blood in low levels in healthy adults (high levels could indicate a medical condition)). Your baby's brain will thank you for the dha. Thank you for breast feeding your baby! ...Read more

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Doesn't protein get digested by protease in the stomach/denatured by the HCL in the stomach so how can it enter the body through ingestion?

Doesn't protein get digested by protease in the stomach/denatured by the HCL in the stomach so how can it enter the body through ingestion?

Digest then absorb: Proteins are made up of long chains of dozens or hundreds of amino acids. HCL and pepsin in the stomach & protease breaks the proteins down into individual amino acids, which can then be absorbed through the intestinal lining into our bloodstream. See http://study.com/academy/lesson/protein-digestion-and-absorption-process.html for more details. ...Read more

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What is harbal medication?

Herbal meds: "herbal meds" are a catch all label to describe meds not approved or regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Medication for osteoperosis?

Treatment: If you are asking if there are treatments- yes. Otherwise, not sure what you are asking... ...Read more

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What kind of medication i need?

For what?: I am sorry, but we need to know what you need to take medication for. Please tell us, briefly,what is wrong. Ask again. ...Read more

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What is the medication teflaro?

What is  the medication teflaro?

IV Antibiotic: It's an IV antibiotic in the cephalosporin class. It is used most commonly for MRSA and skin infections. It is pretty new. ...Read more

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Are expired medications efgective?

Are expired medications efgective?

Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more