Antiretroviral (ARV) regimens are often complex and specific to each patient’s needs. Effectiveness, side effects, adherence, and resistance issues are of consideration when choosing ARVs. The following resources can assist you in considering the variables.
Antiretroviral Drug Tables
The CCC’s antiretroviral tables explain available drugs, reactions, interactions, and renal/hepatic dosing. Both a comprehensive table listing all current available drugs and a table of frequently prescribed drugs is available. Please see Toronto General Hospital Immunodeficiency Clinic’s document for information regarding the capacity to crush tablets or open capsules for patients who cannot swallow them intact. The University of Liverpool also maintains a helpful “HIV Drug Interaction Checker.” Tables are updated as new drugs or dosages are made available. Last update: 11/2016.
- Antiretrovirals: Adult Dosing, Dosage Form Modifications, Adverse Reactions, and Potential Interactions (Comprehensive)
- Antiretrovirals: Adult Dosing, Dosage Form Modifications, Adverse Reactions, and Potential Interactions (Frequently Prescribed ARVs Only)
- NIH Guide to Prescription HIV Medications
- Drug Interactions with Hepatitis C