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Author Topic: Which meds have least side effects  (Read 3392 times)

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Offline beastar47

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Which meds have least side effects
« on: August 26, 2009, 04:30:37 PM »
 My partner just had cartoid artery surgery Doc is looking into meds that don't elevate cholestrol
He is on Crixivan and Combiver. Been on cholstrol lowerig meds Any suggestion would be helpful

Offline beastar47

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Crixivan & Combiver
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 04:47:43 PM »
My partner had cartoid artery surgery due to high cholestrol. He does have a family history but the vascular surgeon thinks med did contribute to the problem.  ID doc notified and is looking into this. He has been on this combo since 1997. Viral load <48  CD4 638. Any ideas which med may not raise level of chol so high

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 05:30:34 PM »
Something from the nuke class apart from AZT which is in Combivir ie Truvada (tenofovir + FTC)

plus

an NNRTI like Sustiva or Viramune or perhaps the integrase inhibitor Isentress.

Isentress has no metabolic interactions with lipids so perhaps the best bet here.

Crix plus Combivir is truly an ancient combo these days...

- matt
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Offline markaj

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 03:20:06 AM »
Isentress and Truvada has easily been the most side effect friendly combo for me.
Infected Jan 08 / diagnosed Feb 08
Feb 08 - CD4 230 (9%) VL 3.5 million
Mar 08 - CD4 440 (6%) VL 660.000
Apr 08 - CD4 420 (11%) VL 3 million
Jun 08 - CD4 200 (7%) VL 3 million
Started Kaletra/Truvada Jul 08
Jul 08  - CD4 250 (14%) VL 23.893
Aug 08 - CD4 410 (15%)  VL 4.313
Switched to Sustiva/Truvada Aug 08
Switched to Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada Sep 08
Diagnosed with Hep C, HIV meds stopped for a bit
Nov 08 - CD4 414 (12%) VL 500.000+
Started Isentress/Truvada Nov 2008
Dec 08 - CD4 381 (17%) VL 1.116
Jan 09 - CD4 534 (20%) VL <50
Started Interferon/Ribavirin Jan 09
Feb 09 - CD4 407 (24%) VL <50
Mar 09 - CD4 360 (28%) VL <50
Apr 09 - CD4 279 (30%) VL <50
Jun 09 - CD4 298 (36%) VL <50
Aug 09 - CD4 303 (35%) VL <50

Offline Nashvegas

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 01:48:25 PM »
I'm on Viramune and Truvada and have experienced no negative side-effects at all.  Some small percentage of people develop a rash early i treatment, but I didn't.  Have been very happy with my combo.
8/12/06 - sero-conversion
9/14/06 -- Positive Test results confirmed
9/21/06 -- CD4 - 586; viral load 8,000; 29%
12/25/06 -- CD4 - 373; VL 2,800; 23%
2/10/07 - CD4 - 228; VL 865; 25%
3/15/07 -  CD4 - 365 (no viral load test)
5/1/07 = CD4 - 341; VL 4,358; 27%
8/1/07 - CD4 - 315; VL - 2,300; 25%
9/20/07 - CD4 - 378
11/22/07 - CD4 - 257; VL 7,300;
2/27/08 - CD4 231 (16.5 %), VL 5,960
5/20/08 - CD4 229 (18.3%), VL 11,100
6/17/08 - CD4 166 (14.5%), VL 9,030
6/17/08 - STARTED VIRAMUNE + TRUVADA
7/2/08 - CD4 272 (20%), VL 113  :-)
7/16/08 - CD4 -217 (21.1 %), VL - Undetectable
7/30/08 - CD4 - 220 (20.4%). VL - 92
8/14/08 - CD4 - 280 (22%) VL-undetectable
1/04/09 - CD4 - 250 (28%) VL-UD
5/15/09 - CD4 -393 (28%) VL-UD
8/15/09 - CD4-346, (26%) VL-UD
11/15/09 - CD4-373 (28%)

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009, 02:23:19 PM »
Isentress + Truvada
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Offline beastar47

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009, 12:11:51 PM »
I would like to thank everyone for your input It has been helpful

Offline megasept

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2009, 12:36:06 PM »
Isentress and Truvada has easily been the most side effect friendly combo for me.

ditto (My combo)

 8) -megasept

Offline SouthSam7

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 07:54:24 PM »
Norvir is causing me endless blood lipid problems.  The statins don't do a thing at normal doses for the Norvir cholesterol issues.

I don't know about any other combo; I've been on Norvir, Invirase and Truvada my whole time.

I recommend not using Norvir if you are concerned about blood lipid issues.

Sam

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 02:22:28 PM »
I started Isentress and Truvada about a month and a half ago and I am not experiencing any side effects at all. In fact I was getting bad headaches before starting meds and since I have started I have not had any headaches at all.

For the long term I'm concerned a little about Truvada and it's possible effect on the kidneys. I've decided not to take any NSAIDs at all (aspirin, Advil, Alleve) and make sure to drink lots of water, in the hopes of minimizing any possible kidney toxicity.

I'm glad I started meds while my numbers were still decent (390 CD4s and 9k VL) and I was not feeling sick (other than the headaches), since the whole thing has been a seamless transition.

beastar47: You should take a look at this reply in another thread, it might be helpful:

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=28821.msg354688#msg354688
« Last Edit: September 09, 2009, 02:25:54 PM by Inchlingblue »

Offline Puckslinger

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 03:43:24 PM »
I take Norvir, Truvada and Reyataz.

I have no side-effects except for a benign effect of Reyataz; which raises the bilirubin in my blood to a level six times higher than normal, and causes my eye-balls to have a yellowish tint.

Because I've had bad side-effects with every other drug combo I have tried, I am very pleased with my current meds. I have no vanity issues; so the slightly jaundiced tint in my eyes is not  problem for me.

My cd4 count is in the 500 range. My viral load is undetectable.


Offline SouthSam7

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2009, 05:55:10 PM »
Do I understand that you take one Truvada a day and Isentress twice a day (three pills total)?  That would be an improvement on my regimen.

Isentress + Truvada

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2009, 06:17:20 PM »
Do I understand that you take one Truvada a day and Isentress twice a day (three pills total)?  That would be an improvement on my regimen.


Exactly.  Also, neither have with/without food restrictions.

(I also have Prezista added in but that's because of my resistance profile -- the "normal" regimen would be as I described above)
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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2009, 06:39:38 PM »
Norvir is causing me endless blood lipid problems.  The statins don't do a thing at normal doses for the Norvir cholesterol issues.

I don't know about any other combo; I've been on Norvir, Invirase and Truvada my whole time.

I recommend not using Norvir if you are concerned about blood lipid issues.

Sam

Have you talked to your Dr. about other combos that don't require Norvir? Isentress/Truvada is excellent but there are others. Assuming you don't have abacavir hypersensitivity and no resistance issues, Rayataz/Epzicom is very good.

Offline SouthSam7

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2009, 02:29:10 PM »
Thanks; I will look into that.  I guess I've stayed on this regimen since it's working well for viral control and I don't want to get resistant by switching.

Thank you,

Sam

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2009, 05:32:07 PM »
Thanks; I will look into that.  I guess I've stayed on this regimen since it's working well for viral control and I don't want to get resistant by switching.

Thank you,

Sam

Switching meds doesn't make you resistant if it's done the right way.

Offline SouthSam7

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2009, 07:07:33 PM »
That's great.  I didn't know that.  I will ask my doctor about it next time.

Sammy

Offline BM

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2009, 08:05:33 PM »
Might be worth mentioning that Reyataz uses the least Norvir of any PI-based regimen (1 capsule per day). Sometimes it is possible to use Reyataz without Norvir but it this is not recommended if you've used other PIs. Reyataz does not cause the increases in cholesterol seen with other PIs.

Offline SouthSam7

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2009, 09:08:44 PM »
Do you take Rayataz twice a day or once?

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Re: Which meds have least side effects
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2009, 09:53:13 PM »
Once a day, with food.

 


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