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cr4ixivan kidney
Feb 21, 2001

What can I do about my Crixivan induced kidney stones (3 in each kidney), since according to my uralogist,they only show up as blood in the urine or on ultra-sound, lipotripthy(sp) is out, and there is no other chemical option to disolve them. My HIV doctor immediately took me off Crixivan/Norvir(only a recent combination as I'd been on Crixivan for YEARS, but wanted to eat like a normal person) I'm basically a long term HIV person, having diagnosed 15+ years ago: Tcells always below 100(at one time 4)and viral load <50) )Please Help!

Response from Dr. Bartlett

Indinavir-related stones can be a difficult problem, and in your circumstance, there is probably no option other than to switch your medications. I recognize that it is difficult to part with a medication that has become so familiar, but there are some excellent alternatives now.

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