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Author Topic: Switching off Isentress and adding Reyataz.  (Read 1643 times)

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Offline CandyO

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Switching off Isentress and adding Reyataz.
« on: December 04, 2013, 10:16:27 AM »
As many of you know my husband is multi drug resistant.My husband has been taking truvada and isentress since february and had zero side effects.Unfortunatly the virus has developed resistance to the isentress.The Dr. called yesterday and they are removing the isentress and adding reyataz in its place so he will now be taking Truvada and reyataz.Anything I need to know about from those who take this combo?Is anyone willing to share their experience with this drug?

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Re: Switching off Isentress and adding Reyataz.
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 10:43:15 AM »
Reyataz is normally boosted with 100mgs of Norvir. He should be on those two together with the Truvada, otherwise he could be risking resistance to the Reyataz as well. Please see the links provided for more info on Reyataz and Norvir.

I'm on a similar combo - Prezista, Norvir and Truvada. I went with this rather than Reyataz only due to the possibility of getting the (harmless) side-effect of yellowing of the eyes (and sometimes skin) that some people get with Reyataz. Other than a few teething problems in the beginning, I have no real side effects to speak of.

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Re: Switching off Isentress and adding Reyataz.
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 11:25:40 AM »
I was on this drug for 4 or so years. It was generally fine, except for some mild yellowing in my eyes to start with. Drinking more water seemed to help. The yellowing is said officially to pass, but mine came and went. In the end the on/off yellow eye thing annoyed me (well, made me stay in and get depressed...) so I switched to Prezista. Which is much more fine and dandy, not to mention stronger in terms of inhibiting HIV.

Note that Reyataz has a very specific resistance profile, and if your hubby has a complicated resistance situation, it may well be a smart choice of drug.

Good luck.

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