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truvada, reyataz and heart meds
Nov 29, 2004

My husband, just stared with truvada,reyataz and he takes lopressor,lipitor,and other heart medicines but since he stared with this meds about 2 weeks and a half ago he is been very sick with muscle pain in feet and calfs, the pain is intolerable, althought he has peripheral neuropathy the pain that he is experiencing now is a lot more worse since he stared with the truvada and the reyataz, should he stop and call to see you for an appointment? Please help. Desperate, wife.

Response from Dr. Henry

He should be evaluated promptly for muscle damage due to elevated levels of the Lipitor than can be aggravated by the Reyataz. Also, I do not recommend using unboosted Reyatax (without ritonavir) with tenofovir (a component of the Truvada) since those the tenofovir decreases the level of the atazanavir (Reyataz). KH



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