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Xanex and PEP
Apr 3, 2013

Any issues with Truvada, Aluvia and using Xanex from time to time for drug interactions?

Response from Dr. Henry

Aluvia (Kaletra in US) and alprazolam (Xanax) can interact resulting in higher alprazolam levels and more side effects due to the effect of Aluvia on liver clearance/metabolism of alprazolam. Each person is different so basic message is that those drugs should be used together with a high level of caution of alprazolam cant be avoided altogether during the PREP period. KH

recent blackout/fuzziness/dizzy spells
Constant rash from atripla 9efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC)

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