COMPLERA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For HIV Infection “I have been hiv-positive for over 20 years switch to complera have very little side effects viral load is undetectable CD4 is over 800 doing very well thank God God blessings to everyone being courage”

Callus rallus August 15, 2017

For HIV Infection “I have been positive for 11 years but only started taking complera a little over a year ago. Up until then my body did an excellent job keeping it under control. Despite all the drugs and hard living I was doing I would say my side effects hit pretty hard I have been dealing with the most life-altering uncomfortable nausea that I couldn’t even begin to explain. Everyday when I wake up sometimes I’m woken up out of my sleep with the nausea that is constant I tell my doctor about this and I feel like it my doctor is not taking me seriously I don’t know if this is something that is something to be worried about or if it’s normal butt it is seriously ruining my life it is making me consider stopping my meds and just dealing with AIDS”

Nauseousallthetime (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 17, 2016

For HIV Infection “We have to educate ourselves on what to look for with each medicine so when mild ones occur, we can get to doctor and, hopefully, prevent the extreme side effects. I got lactic acidosis from AZT in 1991 and almost died. Ive been positive for 24 years, AIDS diagnosis 10 years ago, I won’t comment much on Complera – yet. Just started today after 7 years on a very successful regimen but it included ritonovir. Im now older and on on many other meds. Ritonovir was causing higher levels of all my other meds. Like an overdose. My options are much lower because my virus has had so many years to mutate-develop resistance. Most of the posts are from people who I consider relatively new in living with HIV. Stay hopeful! For you there may be a cure!”

paddenone (taken for less than 1 month) July 24, 2016

For HIV Infection “My experience was almost the worst case scenario. Meaning I’m lucky I didn’t die. I’ll share my story. I was diagnose at 21 back in like 2001. I was on sustiva and convivir successfully and undetectable until 2012. The Meds had worked great for a long time and I manage all the side effects like the nightmares an such. Then a new side effect came to play with the old Meds. My mind started telling me and giving ideas to and how to kill myself. I knew this was serious and so I asked my doctor to change my Meds. During the transition I didn’t know what to be focused on. The way they presented the drugs to me it felt like they were pushing the one a day pill Complera. So I switched to Complera August 2012. Then I developed kidney disease stage 3”

Krido part 1 of 4 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 12, 2016

For HIV Infection “The medication almost killed me. It caused me stage 3 kidney desease and other problems.”

Krido (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 10, 2016

For HIV Infection “Just started on complera a month ago. This is my first medication and I have to say I am very happy with it. Like others I waited over a month after I got my first prescription before I started taking it. I was more scared of the medication then when I first found out six years ago I was positive. The first couple of days I had some dizziness and fatigue and I have experienced some gas. However they have all subsided. I have read a lot of people have problems taking it with a 400 calorie meal. I was never a breakfast eater but decided I would take my pill in the morning. I have half a whole wheat bagel with two tablespoons of peanut butter 325k and half a cup of cottage cheese 110k for a total 435. Very light meal but provides the calories.”

Rob3981 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 8, 2016

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