Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
   
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Atripla and PQQ
Oct 24, 2011

Hi! I started taking PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) because I've read that it's instrumental in mitochondrial health, but I need to make sure that it isn't something that will interact badly with any of the components of Atripla. I read on a webpage online that says PQQ has inhibitory effects on the reverse transcriptase of HIV-1 and now I'm a little concerned that it may interfere with the Atripla. PQQ is something that our bodies take-in from our diet, but in supplement form the quantities are much greater. Any thoughts? Can I continue to take it without worrying?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

There's little in the literature about pyrroloquinolines and HIV enzymes, other than the possibility of binding (and perhaps interactions).

I don't think that there's much harm in dietary quantities, but without evidence of either benefit or safety, why run the risk?

BY



Previous
how long an hiv person can live
Next
re.- Es muy dificil aplicarme fuzeon

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement