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Author Topic: FDA Approves New Once-Daily HIV Drug  (Read 1433 times)

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Offline John2038

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FDA Approves New Once-Daily HIV Drug
« on: August 11, 2011, 05:54:10 PM »
FDA approves Complera (emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), a once-a-day single tablet

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232561.php

Offline metekrop

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Re: FDA Approves New Once-Daily HIV Drug
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 07:37:44 AM »

Complera's approval is supported by data from two Phase III active controlled, double-blind, randomized studies carried out by Tibotec. The ECHO and THRIVE trials evaluated rilpivirine compared to efavirenz for efficacy and safety among HIV-1 infected adults who had not received medications before.


Good post.

But does it mean one can't shift from taking for instance Atripla to this new med?  Why should?...  Oh for example if this one is less expensive med.
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Offline surf18

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Re: FDA Approves New Once-Daily HIV Drug
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 08:00:23 AM »
i think if one was on atripla the only reason to switch would be if they couldnt deal with the side effects.

 


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