|morning-after pill + PEP?
Aug 25, 2006
dr. bob! you are a wonderful human being.
here's a quick q: now that the morning-after pill is available over the counter, if me and a guy have, let's say, a little bit more fun than we should without protection, is it OK for me to take the morning-after pill at the same time i'm taking post-exposure prophylaxis drugs for hiv? or will one somehow cancel out the other or cause really bad side effects?
thanks so much, cf
| Response from Dr. Frascino
There is always the possibility of drug-drug interactions. Since I do not know what medications are in your hypothetical PEP regimen, I can't comment specifically. Your HIV specialist or the physician who prescribes the PEP should warn you about all potential drug interactions. You can also check on AIDSMeds.com. They have a feature that allows you to enter a particular combination of drugs and determine any specific drug-drug interactions. Your concerns about the morning-after pill and PEP cancelling each other out are unfounded.
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