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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Isentress oral.

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36 Total User Reviews

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Condition: HIV
2/6/2012 2:43:50 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Isentress with no side effects and I feel great! I have energy to do my daily tasks, I sleep very well and awake refreshed. The fact that I take it twice a day and if I miss my am dose I can double it with the pm makes this a God send for me.

Condition: HIV
10/1/2011 8:10:05 PM

Reviewer: rob32801, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm surprised at the number of side effects that people are reporting in these reviews. I did a clinical study for treatment naive paitents for 2 years with Isentress and Epzicom. When I started I had 254 cd4 and 156,000 viral load. I was undetectable after 3 weeks and cd4 shot up to over 600. It's 3 years later, still undetectable and 1050 cd4. Side effects minor in the beginning, was ver ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HIV
7/28/2011 8:56:38 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My VL has been undetectable two years into treatment with this drug. CD4 is slowly rising, but not sckyrocketing. I take truvada in conjunction with this. No major side effects like when I took Sustiva, but I do have problems sleeping still. First Dr I had before I moved said it ws the med and had me on sleeping pills to help. Current Dr refuses to admit that its the drug and wont prescribe a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HIV
7/26/2011 2:01:19 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Since starting this medication I have no energy. I am so exhausted that I can hardly do my daily exercise. I've been having to take three hour naps everyday, something that I never did before. I have the craziest dreams I have ever had. I'm depressed and edgy all the time now. I will discuss a different medication option at my next physician appointment and hope to come up with a better ch ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HIV
6/16/2011 2:11:35 PM

Reviewer: kemitch, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this drug for several years and in comparison to AZT, 3TC, Viramune, Zerit and Invirase, a few of the other HIV drugs I have taken before, this one works very well. I haven't had any of the usual sideaffects. I don't have trouble sleeping or vivid dreams which I was afraid I would, had I opted for Sustiva instead. My cd4 came up for the first time in years and my VL h ... Show Full Comment

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