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Chantix and Truvada/Sustiva therapy
Sep 11, 2010

Can I start quitting smoking whit Chantix while therapy with Truvada/Sustiva?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

Given the increased risk that persons living with HIV have for a variety of tobacco-related illnesses (cancer, emphysema, heart disease), it's entirely appropriate that you have concern about quitting smoking.

Chantix is very effective in helping motivated persons quit smoking; there aren't any significant drug-drug interactions between Chantix and your HIV medications. It's been an important element in helping many of my patients quit. I just wish more in the community were aware of the need and potential benefit.

Good luck; let us know how this works for you.


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