|Atripla & Zyban
Aug 19, 2011
i have tried many ways to give up smoking, but not any medications available.
I am thinking of trying Zyban, but want to know if it will have and problem with my Atripla medication?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Awareness of potential drug-drug interactions is an important part of ensuring the optimal effectiveness of HIV medications. Likewise, reducing or quitting tobacco consumption will improve long-term health risks, especially among those living with HIV.
I encourage our readers to know about online resources to help identify their potential drug interactions. One industry standard is HIV-drug interactions another free resource are the suite of applications (online, smart phone) from
Epocrates. I use both with regularity.
Now to your question. There are no significant drug-drug interactions between the medications in Atripla or Zyban.
Good luck with the smoking cessation.
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