|Anti-arythmic drugs and HIV drugs
May 12, 2013
Is there any difficulty taking anti-arthmia drugs when on Hartt treatment? My cardiologist told me he woud not dare prescribe any as the interaction with HIV treatment is unknow. I have been infected since 1980, am undetectable since 2003 with T4 in the 500. My treatment is now Atripla, Norvir and Atazanavir. Had a heart attck in 2009, now suffering from arythmia and flutter. Heart ejection rate around 35%. Thanks
Response from Dr. Henry
Many cardiac drugs, including drugs for cardiac arrhythmia, can be taken with Atripla and /or boosted protease inhibitors though the choices have to be made carefully often with input from a pharmacist familiar with HIV drugs. For examples, calcium channel blockers have to be used carefully with Norvir and atazanavir. Using Atripla and ritonavir and Atripla together also is associated with possible drug interaction concerns. KH
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