Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Zetia please...
Apr 3, 2007

I have been asking my Dr. to consider Zetia (ezetimibe) to treat my sky high triglycerides (1586: yep,thats accurate). By changing my diet alone (no eggs,butter,or bacon, damn'it) it dropped to 680. I've been taking Gemfibrozil and the numbers are now around 300/400. I'm 45 and concerned about heart disease/stroke. His concern is that Zetia is not listed on some guideline for treatment.??? My hiv meds are Lexiva,Ziagen and Viread. We had to drop the Epzicom, Norivir,Reyataz combo because of jaundice. My numbers are vl<100 and cd4 is 286. Many Thanks! Kevin

Response from Dr. Henry

Zetia has been reported to safely result in a modest further reduction of triglyceride levels in HIV+ patients in your situation. The ACTG has a Zetia study that is fully enrolled with results expected soon. KH



Previous
Mistake in taking my meds
Next
Mitochondria - one more time.

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement