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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