Concerned Wife with HIV positive Husband
Jan 16, 2006
My husband is HIV positive and I am not. He is taking a cocktail of Viread, Kaletra and Viracet. Anyways, just the other day he was complaining of terrible back pain so I gave him one of my own back pain meds (Vicodin). It seemed to help but later that evening he broke into a sweat and a high fever of 104.2 .. Could it be possible he had a reaction from the combination of the cocktail and Vicodin???
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
There aren't any siginficant drug-drug interactions between Vicodin and your husband's HIV medications.
However, I always caution patients from taking other people's (even their wife's) prescription medications (without medical supervision) for just the reason you raise. Lastly, a fever of 104F deserves medical attention, irrespective of cause. If your husband is still having fevers, contact his doctor or local emergency room.
I hope he's better soon, BY
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