|HIV medication and anesthetic drug interactions
Aug 7, 2013
Hi Dr, I just had an oral surgery a few days ago. I had my surgery performed on the same hospital which I was diagnosed with HIV. What I am worrying now is that the anesthetist knows I am HIV+, but he never ask me anything about my HIV at all.. In fact I was the one gave him more details about myself as a patient's responsibility.. I was given Xylocaine 3ml and Marcaine 3ml for anesthetic. I am taking Tenofovir, Lamivudine, Ritonavir and Atazanavir for HIV medication. Do you think there is any possible drug interactions?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Regarding disclosure, I always recommend that positive persons disclose their status and all of their medications to providers. This is especially important when interacting with non-HIV specialists, since they need to be aware of clinical situations and (as you've pointed out) possible drug-drug interactions.
Be well, BY
If no one knows your status, should carry medicine indicator in your wallet
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