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Approved therapies for the treatment of complications of HIV

HIV- Human Immunodeficiency Virus  

Drugs Used to Treat Complications of HIV
Brand Name  Generic Name Use
Abelcet, Ambisome Amphotericin B, ABLC antifungal for aspergillosis
Bactrim sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim antiprotozoal antibiotic for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia treatment and prevention
Biaxin clarithromycin antibiotic for Mycobacterium avium prevention and treatment
Cytovene ganciclovir, DHPG antiviral for CMV retinitis
DaunoXome daunorubicin-liposomal chemotherapy for Kaposi's sarcoma
Diflucan fluconazole antifungal for candidiasis, cryptococcal meningitis
Doxil doxorubicin hydrochloride-liposomal chemotherapy for Kaposi's sarcoma
Eraxis anidulafungin antifungal (intravenous), used to treat Candida infections in the esophagus (candidiasis), blood stream (candidemia), and other forms of Candida infections, including abdominal abscesses and peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity
Famvir famciclovir antiviral for herpes
Foscarnet foscavir antiviral for herpes, CMV retinitis
Gamimune N immune globulin, gamma globulin, IGIV immune booster to prevent bacterial infections in children
Intron A  interferon alfa-2b Karposi's sarcoma, hepatitis C
Marinol dronabinol treat appetite loss
Megace megestrol acetate treat appetite, weight loss
Mepron atovaquone antiprotozoal antibiotic for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia treatment and prevention
Mycobutin, Ansamycin rifabutin antimycobacterial antibiotic for Mycobacterium avium prevention
NebuPent pentamidine antiprotozoal antibiotic for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prevention
Neutrexin trimetrexate glucuronate and leucovorin antiprotozoal antibiotic for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia treatment
Panretin gel alitretinoin gel 0.1% AIDS-related Karposi's sarcoma
Procrit, Epogen erythropoetin, EPO treat anemia related to AZT therapy
Radiesse* calcium hydroxylapatite facial lipidatrophy
Roferon A interferon alfa-2a Karposi's sarcoma and hepatitis C
Sculptra* poly-L-lactic acid facial lipoatrophy
Serostim somatropin rDNA treat weight loss
Sporanox itraconazole antifungal for blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, aspergillosis, and candidiasis
Taxol paclitaxel Karposi's sarcoma
Valcyte valganciclovir antiviral for CMV retinitis
VFEND voriconazole antifungal for invasive aspergillosis and serious fungal infections due to Fusarium spp. and Scedosporium apiospermum, and Esophageal Candidiasis
Vistide  cidofovir, HPMPC antiviral for CMV retinitis
Vitrasert implant ganciclovir insert antiviral for CMV retinitis
Vitravene intravitreal injectable fomivirsen sodium injection antiviral for CMV retinitis
 Zithromax azithromycin antibiotic for Mycobacterium avium


*Radiesse and Sculptra are classified as a medical devices

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