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
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
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


Viagra and HIV meds?
Jun 22, 2001

Are there any documented interations between Viagra and any antivirals. In particular, I've heard there could be one with Kaletra?

Response from Dr. Boyle

Drugs that inhibit the enzymes that metabolize Viagra will increase Viagra levels and those that induce those enzymes will decrease Viagra levels. Inhibitors include Rescriptor (delavirdine) and ritonavir (which is present in Kaletra and also frequently used in combination with indinavir and saquinavir). Inducers of the enzymes include Sustiva/Stocrin (efavirenz) and Viramune (nevirapine). The package inserts for Rescriptor, Norvir and Kaletra all warn about the interaction (that is, that it may lead to high levels of Viagra and significant side effects and problems) and recommend caution and a dosage adjustment.



Previous
Question
Next
How Can I Possibly Be Negative

  
  • 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