Combination HIV drug replaces tablet cocktail

Combination HIV drug replaces tablet cocktail –

The drug, called Atripla, combines the three most widely prescribed HIV drugs into one pill, providing patients with the simplest possible medication regimen.

HAART for HIV: Understanding Highly Active Antiretroviral

In 1995, a combination drug treatment known as the “AIDS cocktail” was introduced. This type of therapy is now known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

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Attacking AIDS with a ‘Cocktail’ Therapy: Drug Combo Sends

Reverse transcriptase: an enzyme required for HIV to duplicate itself. Triple «cocktail» therapy: use of a three-drug regimen to combat HIV infection. One of the three is usually a protease inhibitor.

Monthly HIV injection could replace daily cocktail of pills

Currently most people infected with HIV take a combination of three or more tablets per day to prevent the virus replicating and triggering Aids.

HIV Drug Cocktail –

As with most drugs, HIV drug cocktails can give rise to unpleasant side effects. Among these potential side effect are: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, depression, dry mouth, fever, fatigue, rash, and peripheral neuropathy.

FDA Approves the First Once-a-Day Three-Drug Combination

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced approval of Atripla Tablets, a fixed-dose combination of three widely-used antiretroviral drugs, in a single tablet taken once a day, alone or in combination with other antiretroviral products for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults.