RALTEGRAVIR: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Isentress (raltegravir) for HIV Infection: “I have taken Isentress & Truvada for 7 years now. I switched out the Truvada for Descovy 1 year ago. Never had any SEs. I also had HepC so I do have liver damage (cured 3 years ago). I am switching to Biktarvy next month as it is suppose to be a cleaner med and it is ONCE A DAY DOSING!!!! Isentress saved my life and now I am waiting on the cure. BTW, I am 62 years old and have been + since 1990. My CD4s didn’t start dropping until 9 years ago, so my body did a good job fighting off the virus.”

Rich (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 10, 2018

Isentress (raltegravir) for HIV Infection: “RO: isentress 1 × 2 cpr./zi Kivexa 1 × 1cpr./ziIn ARV onset of onset.Headache, difficulty in breathing, feeling of “claw” in the heart area with diffuse stomach pain and reduced appetite. The presence of diffuse pain in the pulmonary area accompanied by difficulty in breathing and dyspnoea at rest. TA fluctuating values ​​between 160/80 max and 100/84 min. Urine discoloration, fat accumulation in the abdomen. Rare feeling of pronounced weakness and deterioration of concentration.Without laboratory specifications (second month of new patient treatment)”

cosmin1981 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 16, 2017

Isentress (raltegravir) for HIV Infection: “Great medication! Zero side effects so far, and it (along with Truvada) took me from a viral load of 65,000 to undetectable in just a month. This is a miracle drug for me.”

Anonymous74 May 22, 2015

Isentress (raltegravir) for HIV Infection: “Came off Atripla due to “slight” potential for resistance to the part that affects the CNS. So having resistance testing done can pay off..Plus I had real problems sleeping when taking Atripla. I was only on Atripla for about 5 weeks while awaiting resistance test results. then within 30 days on the new Isentress and Truvada my Viral Load went from 45,000 to 125 and my CD4 up from 670 to 1,000 plus. So Atripla helped get me there but the new treatment has no side effects on me. I now sleep so well. Bliss! While I get the medicine for about $40 per month in Australia I have to get BOTH Truvada and Isentress total $80. It is very expensive if I am caught short working on a project overseas, like $500..for a months supply.”

Orangoz (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 19, 2014

Isentress (raltegravir) for HIV Infection: “I have been POZ for 6 years. In the beginning nothing seemed to work and all the side effects destroyed my quality of life. Three years ago I argued with my doctor and told him I was tired of conventional therapy that only made me sick and allowed my viral load to slowly get worse. I had to somewhat stubbornly tell him I wanted Insentress along with Intelence and as a concession to him agreed to add Kaletra. My Viral load went undetectable in 90 days and has remained there all with zero sides.”

Kent806 January 30, 2014

Isentress (raltegravir) for HIV Infection: “I’ve been taking Isentress for over 5yrs. I’ve been undetectable for approximately 3yrs. While my HIV seems to be under control, I’m finding some of the side effects are hindering my quality of life. I’m in pain every day. I’ve lost just about all of my body mass in the leg, arms and hip areas. I have extreme body fat in my stomach and abdominal region, also have an increase in fatty deposits in my uppermost back just below my neck. No matter how much weight I lose the stomach area remains the same. I’m a female who was once curvy and now I look deformed.”

misskwiss November 25, 2013

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