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Darunavir Package Insert

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How to Read a Package Insert

...just a brief summary provided by the pharmacy, or you may receive a very detailed "package insert" filled with information provided by the drug manufacturer and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Such package inserts are available for all prescription medications approved by the FDA. Similar information is available for nonprescription medicines and for some herbal medicines and dietary supplements as well. The...
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Frequency of Side Effects

Is there a resource to find out what percentage of people experience specific side effects such as nausea and diarrhea on certain drugs (I'm specifically looking for truvada and isentress)?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Try looking at the package inserts online. You can search for either drug and package insert, and you will be able to see the percentage of side effects. Read more »

Atripla with food?

If I eat something and take Atripla at the same time, will it decrease the effect of the drug? If yes, why?
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...There are no food restriction on Atripla dosing according to the US package insert. Variations from this in the EU summary of product characteristics are administrative and pedantic rather than of linical relevanceregardsDr Read more »

When to Toss Out a Med

HelloI am an adult caregiver for a male relative who has HIV-1. I help him keep organized on alot of things, but we are not sure which date on a med is more important: the expiration date recommended by the pharmacy or the one created by the med...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...I agree with you, I would rely on the information in the package insert as the most reliable source of information.In addition, for most HIV medications there is a website in which you can ask specific Read more »

Taking tylenol with Hep C

I have a friend who has Hep C and also has a bad back from a couple of accidents. He has been taking Tylenol PM to help relieve his back pain. He takes about 12 a day. Is that a good idea?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The recommended dose as per the package insert is 2 tablets at night. Your friend is taking a dangerous amount of Tylenol if you are correct in the amount of pills he is taking. Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Update to Sustiva Package Insert

... The Sustiva (efavirenz) package insert has been updated to include drug-drug interaction information regarding coadministration of efavirenz with rifampin, diltiazem, Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) Package Insert Revision Regarding Drug-Drug Interaction Information

... On January 29, 2009, FDA approved revisions to the Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) package insert to include drug-drug interaction information for concurrent Kaletra administration with inhaled medicines such as salmeterol Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Reyataz (Atazanavir) Package Insert Revisions

... The Reyataz (atazanavir) package insert was revised to include information regarding the administration of atazanavir and/or atazanavir/ritonavir with food, proton pump Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Recent Updates to Invirase Package Insert

... Roche Laboratories, Inc. has updated their package insert for their protease inhibitor, Invirase (saquinavir) to include the following drug interaction information and include new warnings Read more »
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