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Author Topic: The new Quad Pill  (Read 1783 times)

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Offline optimize

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The new Quad Pill
« on: January 12, 2012, 03:19:12 AM »
Hi,  I am going to start meds soon and thinking of joining a clinical trial for the quad pill... Gileads new once a day pill which will most likely be approved this summer.   I have read alot of good news about it but wanted to hear from anyone who is actually on this medication.   Any side effects?  Its supposed to be pretty well tolerated compared to most meds.. Just checking

Offline wolfter

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Re: The new Quad Pill
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 07:54:11 AM »
If you're considering entering clincial trials, you're the one who can provide us with the answers.  I thought the clinical trials were well under way.  I guess since each of the components have side affects, I'd suspect the quad pill will also. 


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Re: The new Quad Pill
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 11:05:29 AM »
The trial is already well into Phase 3 so you would be getting in on the tail end of the trial. Gilead just filed with the FDA for this drug 2 weeks ago and projects a decision within 6-7 months. I've certainly not read anything unduly alarming about this medication, though I haven't heard of anyone personally in the trial though I'm sure my doctor has them (my clinic runs a lot of trials locally).

I believe the data thus far does show the medication to be superior to Atripla and with less % having side effects, but of course the context for this would be more firm down the road a few years.
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Offline optimize

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Re: The new Quad Pill
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 10:17:36 PM »
Its actually a new trial, that changes one of the components in Truvada, to make it easier on the kidneys (GFR).  So both arms of the trial will have elvitegravir (which Is a good thing I think).  Its expected to be a blockbuster drug (less side effects and more potent than Atripla), so I think I'm going to move forward with the trial

Offline Since2005

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Re: The new Quad Pill
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 11:16:33 PM »
I was just doing some readings on that. I agree with Miss P, data shows so far it is a superior drug than Atripla in terms of efficacy and lesser side effects. I am excited on this. I have done my 3rd lab already and the result are so so. I haven't met with my doc yet which is coming up next week. I will have a discussion with him about that. I believe FDA accepted the application for approval and it may take 6/7 months before it gets approved by FDA and be available in the market.

Well, trial results are impressive. I haven't read anything about adherence issues on that. I just hope that it will be as good as Aripla if not better.

OP, I am glad to hear that you are thinking to take a part on the trial. Please keep us updated on that and a big thanks in advance for taking/thinking to take part on the trial.



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