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I Have Hiv Can I Take Simvastatin

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Atripla ok with simvastatin?

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day! I will soon be starting hiv medications for the first time and my doctor mentioned that it will probably be Atripla. I currently take 20mg. of simvastatin per day for high cholesterol. Are these 2 drugs ok to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Simvastatin levels in the body can be reduced by the efavirenz component of Atripla. For this reason, efavirenz may reduce the anti-cholesterol effect of the simvastatin that you are taking. Your doctor... Read more »

Interaction SIMVASTATIN + PIs

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Ongoing Safety Review of High-Dose Zocor (Simvastatin) and Increased Risk of Muscle Injury

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Merck & Co., Inc.

Important Drug Warning: Results of Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Volunteers Given Victrelis (Boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted HIV Protease Inhibitors May Indicate Clinically Significant Drug Interactions for Patients Coinfected With Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV

Dear Health Care Professional, The purpose of this communication is to inform you of recent pharmacokinetic study results evaluating drug interactions between VICTRELIS, an oral chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Interactions Between Certain HIV or Hepatitis C Drugs and Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs Can Increase the Risk of Muscle Injury

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muy muy muy preocupado

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hola a todos/as,
Seguramente esta pregunta ya ha sido contestada, pero es que sigo en un puro infierno, cuantos casos conoceis de personas que despues de seis meses hayan dado positivo en otro control?, digo esto por que yo tengo pruebas hasta los... Read more »

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Hola tengo un grave problema mi mejor amigo, mi amigo de infancia tien el virus del VIH y no se como ayudarlo, el no me queire ver por que tiene verguenza conmigo, estoy desesperada por que no se que hacer.

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