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Propecia and Cocktail Therapy
Aug 4, 2000

I am newly diagnosed with HIV and go to get my first viral load & T-cell tests next week. I have been taking Propecia for a couple of years and it has worked very well for me. Will I have to discontinue its use when I begin drug therapy?

Response from Dr. Henry

Propecia needs to be used with caution if there is evidence of liver problems. It is handled in the body through mechanisms that should allow it to be used cautiously with many of the HIV drugs commonly used in treatment cocktails. Thus -- depending on which drugs are chosen and how healthy your liver is, is is possible to continue the Propecia in some cases. Keith Henry, M.D.

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