|Septrin and Sleeping Pills Any Known Drug Interactions?
Jul 20, 2011
I've recently be diagnosed with HIV and was in hospital with PCP. I'm out and on a course of septrin, prednisolone and fluconazole. I'm also taking an antihistamine to manage a mild allergic reaction.
My problem is I can't sleep. I'm averaging 2-3 hours a night and I was wondering if it would be ok to take an over the counter medicine like Nytol with all the prescription medication.
The earliest GP appointment I could make is for Friday but I don't think I can last that long on 2 hours sleep a night.
Any advice you could give me would be much appreciated even though my question isn't really about HIV meds.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. It's likely that the prednisone that your taking is causing the insomnia- so hopefully that will improve as the dose decreases.
There aren't any significant drug-drug interactions between TMP/SMX (Bactrim, Septra), fluconazole and your over-the-counter medications.
You should be beginning a discussion with your health care provider about starting HIV medications.
Be well, BY
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