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Can Clonazepam Help With HIV

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Viramune

...tuberculosis. Caution should be used with midazolam, triazolam, fluconazole, or ergot medications used for migraine headaches (Wigraine, Methergine, and Cafergot), Cordarone, lidocaine or disopyramide, carbamazepine, ethosuxomide, or clonazepam, calcium channel blockers (Procardia, diltiazem, verapamil), immunosuppressants, or the blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin). Do not use with Biaxin (clarithromycin) or Nizoral (ketoconazole). Viramune...
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fainting spells when started my HIV Meds

I have been on HIV meds for the last three years. After my second week of taken my meds I started feeling as if I was going to pass out and have passed out several times along with heart palpitation. My resting heart rate would go up tp 160 BPM. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Both efavirenz and protease inhibitors can worsen side effects from clonazepam leading to increased levels with faintness/central nervous system symptoms. Cardiac evaluation if also recommended (as you have Read more »

Use of Imovane (zopiclone) or Klonipin (clonazepam) with Truvada / Reyataz / Norvir

Hi Dr HenryI'm about to start meds (Truvada / Reyataz / Norvir) and would like to know if it is safe to use Imovane or Klonipin to help with sleep?Thank you.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of protease inhibitors can increase Klonopin levels and possibly the zopicolone levels (a racemic mixture of drugs similar to Lunesta in US). Caution should thus be used with lower doses (perhaps half) of the Klonopin or zopicolone doses when... Read more »

seroquel, prozac and clonazepam

i have severe long term depression issues. i have been on the above for about 5 years. lately i feel myself sinking inside. i have memories i wish i would not have but the keep coming. this is an issue i have had for a long time.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and sorry to hear about your symptoms.I'm not very expert on depression, but if you've been on a stable regimen for 5 years, but have worsening symptoms, it's time to let your doctor(s) know.My guess is that there is likely a better treatment... Read more »

HIV and CNS stimulation

I am presently on Kaletra, 3TC, Viramune and tenofovir, I am finding that when I exercise even minimally in the day I have difficulty with insomnia (early awakening) the following night. I did a sleep study at a reputable lab and they determined...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...causing a specific bothersome side effect can be identified and then stopped. Kaletra can cause significant interations with clonazepam increasing the chances fof a side effect. KH Read more »
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...How does the regular person pay for the cost of HIV meds? I make a good income (but let's be realistic), have insurance but cap out on prescriptions after the first month. Cost Read more »

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Eliza and W/B are positive. My W/B was out 2 days ago and we are still waiting my partner's W/B. I haven't got the luxury to tell my family, due to several health problems it would kill them. Am lucky though to have a family friend I could talk to.... Read more »