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Author Topic: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?  (Read 2698 times)

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Offline mecch

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What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« on: May 24, 2010, 12:49:51 PM »
Yeah its a silly little question. I'm thankful for any drug that works!

I've been a Tibotec customer for over a year now.  First there was "Intelence" and now I'm taking "Prezista".

I get a kick out of both names. Intelence cause its an intelligent drug? Reminds me of vigilance also - like its thorough and strong or something like that.  Prezista sounds like prestige and precise - a top drawer drug that is very precise?   ;D  ;D

Truvada - its true. Old faithful?  

Norvir - don't care for the name or the drug.  Very medicinal and nasty sounding.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2010, 01:11:58 PM by mecch »
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 01:04:20 PM »


    Viramune = Virus Immunity

    Obviously a lie!
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 02:03:43 PM »
Norvir - don't care for the name or the drug.  Very medicinal and nasty sounding.
nasty tasting too. try it in liquid form sometimes.  :P

reyataz doesn't seem to sound or look like any sort of cool moniker
(but it works!)
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 02:25:16 PM »
Rayataz - kinda JAZZY.  Raya - rayon comes to mind. The hawaiian shirt version of HAART.
Ray - gamma rays. Space age. Ratatatat. Tap dancing. Show biz. zzzzzzz Liza with a Z.
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 02:27:56 PM »
The hawaiian shirt version of HAART.
ROFL that gets my vote! :D
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 02:32:34 PM »
I've always thought that a-TRIP-la sounded pretty appropriate seeing as how when I took Sustiva I stayed "doped up" all the time
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 02:41:42 PM »
Yeah it was so freaking trippy for me too.  A trip la (la as in french for "there"). A trip there.
Its also sunny sounding and reminds me also of the trifecta. Does that mean success? Or betting on a long shot??  ::)
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 02:43:55 PM »
"a la trip" is definitely not as good as "a la mode"
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 06:54:41 PM »


Although I was only on it briefly,  Zerit,  sounded like something you put on pimples.

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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 11:47:05 PM »
Emtricitabine.  I think that's how you spell it.  It sounds like a magical word to invoke a spell a la Harry Potter.

"Emtricitabine!" and all the aids goes away.

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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2010, 07:38:30 AM »
Emtricitabine sounds like an insecticide.  :-\
I like Epivir.  ;D
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2010, 08:51:36 AM »
Emtricitabine sounds like an insecticide.  :-\

Yeah mosquito spray, or sunburn spray or anti-itch creme.  Something that prevents or soothe stings.
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2010, 08:56:36 AM »

reyataz doesn't seem to sound or look like any sort of cool moniker


A former forum member used to call this stuff Razamataz. I refer to it as that when I'm talking to my doctor because it makes him laugh. He, like most doctors in the UK, insists on calling it by its generic name atazanavir, which sounds like a mountain in some South American country. Mount Atazana.

I've had a job over the years trying to remember both the generic and brand names of the meds, because as I said, doctors in the UK normally refer to them by their generic names, but here in the forum most people use their brand names. I remember the brand names easier because I see them all the time. It can get pretty confusing when talking to my doc.

I'm holding out for elvitegravir (no brand name yet) and that sounds like some sort of elite vitamin with gravitas.

One of my favourite nick-names I've heard here in the UK is eff-a-fucking-virens - aka efavirenz, aka Sustiva.
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2010, 09:04:30 AM »

favorite---- ISENTRESS, sounds like an Egyption goddess and a true godsend.

least   ----- ZERIT, the worst drug in the arsenal. It does a body damage!


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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2010, 11:25:50 AM »
favorite---- ISENTRESS, sounds like an Egyption goddess and a true godsend.

least   ----- ZERIT, the worst drug in the arsenal. It does a body damage!

v

Isentress is a great name.

Zerit is a terrible drug - however, what about the name. Play the game. Does the name zerit suck?  Zerit, merit. 

Zerit - Zyklon?
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2010, 03:05:02 PM »
I've had a job over the years trying to remember both the generic and brand names of the meds, because as I said, doctors in the UK normally refer to them by their generic names, but here in the forum most people use their brand names.
all my docs, when talking to me, have used generic names too.

I love how usually the first few questions in the appointment are concerning the meds I'm taking. you know. the 20 questions game they play to see if you know what you're taking and what times you're taking them.

If you can't answer the question about what and when, then it must mean that you're not adherent. :o

If you answer (or if the doc has to consult your records to tell you) then he gets refreshed on what regimen you're on without having to spend a moment reviewing your care before coming in to consult with you. :P

I love rattling off the brand names and watching their puzzled look. ??? So as the doc finally looks at my records, I start listing them by generic names and the doc usually finishes out the list.

but really, does anybody actually bring home a bottle of zidovudine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, stavudine, or atazanavir?
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2010, 03:21:26 PM »

but really, does anybody actually bring home a bottle of zidovudine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, stavudine, or atazanavir?


We're only going to start seeing bottles with the generic name being prominent when they go off patent.

I guess I always assumed that even the doctors in the States used the brand names, because people who post from elsewhere (especially the UK, except in cases like Truvada or Atripla when it's more than one drug in the bottle) do seem to use the generic names rather than the brand. Most Yanks only seem to use the brand names.

Anyone else find it annoying that all (approved and on the market) hiv meds have at least  two names, and some have three? Talk about confuzzaling!

I've learned to make sure that I know both the brand and generic names of any meds in a combo I want to discuss with the Wizard. Otherwise, he can never remember the brand and I can never remember the generic and it becomes a comedy of errors.

At least with the Wiz it does - we both have a sense of humour. When I've had that problem with some of the registrars I've seen, they always start acting like I'm stupid and don't know what the hell I'm talking about. The Wiz knows better. :D
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2010, 05:40:34 PM »
I love how usually the first few questions in the appointment are concerning the meds I'm taking. you know. the 20 questions game they play to see if you know what you're taking and what times you're taking them.
It doesnt go like that at all with my doc.  He does keep to his time schedule, and there are no tricky questions about timing and adherence. The only time he ever asked if I was adherent was when I had a blip. And the first rdv after I started. There's only three drugs, after all, in my case. And he's been pretty firm that timing isnt a big deal - just get them in me everyday. 
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2010, 05:43:10 PM »
Maybe when they go off patent the other manufacturer's will make up names that are like the brand name, anyway. Like generic drugs in the American drugstore, or Indian copies now.
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2010, 07:17:30 PM »
I think I've said it enough on these forums to remember mine...

Atripla = Sustiva (Efavirenz) and Truvada which is Viread and Something else (Emtracitabine + Tenofivir).
Zithromax = Azithromycin
Mepron = I can't remember but I recognize the name when I see it.

I'm also slowly gaining familiarity with the other meds as you guys talk about them.  I remember Matty talking about going on Darunivir and it being a shitty mess so I assumed it was Kaletra?

Who knows, but yes the brand news are generally what I refer to everything as.


PS: looked up the other component of Truvada...emtriva, but no one ever talks about Emtriva.

Edit: shortly after posting I remembered Mepron is Atovaquone suspension

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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2010, 07:52:52 PM »
Kivexa and Kaletra - the modern versions of Scylla and Charybdis, horrors of the sea who eat young sailors alive.
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2010, 09:25:10 PM »
Videx- chewing thru hell one horse pill at a time.

I have to agree about the tripping on atripla.
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2010, 09:46:52 PM »
Videx- chewing thru hell one horse pill at a time.
mmm, crunchy with chalky goodness  ;D

i started out powderizing those with a mortar and pestle; but eventually just switched to chewing them up. Dosed at two at a time, they were nearly a meal all in themselves

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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2010, 05:13:58 AM »

mecch,

Zerit - Zyklon?

Good analogy-------- only it doesn't kill as quickly, it kills you by the inch!

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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2010, 07:37:26 AM »
Efiviranz (sustiva) goes by the name of Stocrin in Australia - I always think it sounds like strychnine
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2010, 08:10:25 AM »
Maybe we could get some funds from big pharma for brainstorming their brand names.
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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2010, 03:41:09 AM »
Although it's not actually the brand name... I like Ziagen.  I'm just waiting for some Hollywood movie star couple to christen their first born daughter, Ziagen.

« Last Edit: May 30, 2010, 03:42:44 AM by MitchMiller »

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Re: What's your favorite and least favorite HAART brand name?
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2010, 09:07:07 AM »
SUSTIVA sounds almost like someone with a Swedish accent making an indecent proposal (imagine the request in a throaty intro with a high pitched inflection at the end) -  "Suck Steve, ya?"

VIRACEPT reminds me of a military command from the head officer: "Remember, at 06:00 we will viracept the enemy war planes and shoot them down!"

Yeah, I know, there is a theme here. I am still a little trippy this morning from my low dose of Sustiva last night. :D
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« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2010, 09:14:28 AM »
 ;D  good entries!  :D
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