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Drug Interactions
Mar 15, 2007

About 20 hours ago I took about 40 units of Crystal (methamphetamine with lithium) via syringe wich was new. As a first time user i had symptons of overdose wich included. I'm currently taking Atripla, isionazid and Strattera 10mg. Since I still feel that the methamphetamine is in my system is there a possibility that additional side effects will appear if i take my medications today?

Response from Dr. Henry

There could be enhanced brain/central nervous system side effects from use of crystal meth use and efavirenz (in Atripla) and possibly Strattera--not well studied. I am not aware of a specific drug interaction between those drugs so I would generally recommend still taking the Atripla and other medications as prescribed. You shuld discuss your crystal meth use with your HIV provider. KH

STILL getting side effects
kaletra throwing up

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