|Kaletra and Zithromax interaction
May 23, 2012
The literature for Kaletra says "Based on known metabolic profiles, clinically significant drug interactions are not expected between KALETRA and fluvastatin, dapsone, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, AZITHROMYCIN, erythromycin, or fluconazole."
However, I read several mentions that caution should be taken while co-administering Azithromycin and Ritonavir (contained in Kaletra).
This seems confusing.
I am on PEP with Truvada and Kaletra. Is it safe to take Azithromycin?
Thanks. And especially thanks for the very informative site!
| Response from Dr. Young
Yes, it should be ok to take short term azithromycin with your PEP medications. Indeed, if you've had a possible sexual exposure, azithromycin is generally part of recommended treatment.
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