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Author Topic: Doctor prescribed meds that don't mix. Ugh.  (Read 759 times)

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Offline pozsocalguy

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Doctor prescribed meds that don't mix. Ugh.
« on: July 11, 2020, 02:36:56 am »
So... my doc prescribed Etravirine with Prezcobix and Descovy.  The directions on the site for Etravirine (Intelence) say not to take with prezcobix, if you must, take with Darunavir boosted by norvir. It may lead to resistance with Prezcobix. (Darunavir in general can become resistant due to Etravirine)

I've been freaking out, my doctor won't return my call. Go figure. It's been four weeks. My VL was 90 and we are trying to get it <20. I was on Pifeltro before, but it just wasn't doing it. I've been hanging around in the 90-250 vl range. I'm worried I'm now going to be resistant to Darunavir and I really need to not be resistant to anything else.

I'm considering asking to be put on Prezcobix with Edurant (rilpivirine) whether or not I'm undetectable as that combo as shown to be as effective as a three drug regime and lower VL.

Anybody who is "treatment experienced" had luck with the Edurant (rilpivirine) w/ boosted Darunavir (either cobictstat or Norvir)?  It sounds almost too good to be true, but I've ready multiple studies that concluded it's a good fit for those of us with other resistances or who want to reduce pill burden, risk of toxicity, etc.

I happened to go on the site for Prezcobix ten minutes ago and see it's supposed to be taken with food. My pharmacy doesn't send papers telling you anything, no stickers, I should have looked when I started it. Ugh... so disappointed in myself that I may have blown another drug or perhaps entire class.

Just over 20 years of living with this shitty disease and I've always been very blasť about it... It's just a condition. The last two years though... So over it. Bring on the long acting injectables so I no longer have to think about pills.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2020, 02:43:07 am by pozsocalguy »
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Offline harleymc

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Re: Doctor prescribed meds that don't mix. Ugh.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 08:26:41 pm »
Did your pharmacist pick up the  contraindication or did you.

Either way get a copy of your medical record and find yourself a new doctor
Good luck


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