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high triglycerides
Jul 14, 2005

I have been on a regimen of Sustiva + Truvada for 4 months. My triglycerides have gone up to 2000. My doctor has recommended switching to reyatz + norvir and staying with Truvada. Will my liped levels go down on their own or do I need to go on a special diet. Are there any risks with this new combination?

Response from Dr. Henry

Switching from Sustiva to Reyataz/Norvir may help but there is not much data on that actual switch with your other meds. Exercise, diet, fibrates, niacin, fish oil--all may also help some. Perhaps 5% of patients on Reyataz/Norvir will become noticeably jaundiced (turn yellowish). Reyataz should not be used with strong acid reducing agents (like proton pump inhibitors). Triglyceride levels should be evaluated in the fasting state (no food for 8-10 hours). KH



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