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Does Hydroxyzine Interact With HIV Meds

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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Table of Contents Introduction How Drugs Are Metabolized Drugs That Slow Down Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself Introduction In order for a drug to work properly, you must take the correct dose so thatyou have the...
Ask the Experts

Do Kaletra, Viread and Zerit cause Hydroxyzine PAM and Generic Paxil to become elevated? Your "nephew" :) needs to be put on it... How safe?

Hello my beloved "big brother". (I pray that it's ok with you. I ALWAYS wanted a BIG BROTHER as special and trust worthy as you!) I hope you are doing wonderfully always!!!!!Your nephew was recently prescribed generic PAXIL along with Hydroxyzine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your HIV specialist physician to be sure there are no drug-drug interactions. I see no reason for concern for adding Paxil and hydroxyzine PAM to a regimen of Kaletra, Zerit and Viread. Your trio of antiretrovirals itself does have some drug-drug... Read more »

ED med and HIV med interaction (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010)

I'm currently on Viramune and Truvada and I've been having problems getting an erection. My doctor prescribed cialis 10mg but it does not seem to work that well. If I take 20mg it works fine. Is there an interaction between my HIV meds and ED...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for you? Absolutely. I think your Mr. Happy will again be very happy and very soon.Happy Holidays.Dr. Bobs it ok to take ED meds while on HIV meds? (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010) Dec 3, 2010Hi Dr. Robert hope all is well with... Read more »

Sustiva & Medication Compatibility

I have been on Sustiva and Epivir only for about 4 years now with very good results and minimal problems. I was off the meds for a month recently due to a lapse in insurance since I pay out of pocket now. I've begun to develop more severe long...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...your CD4 count but I will assume it is well above 200, such that the symptoms that you describe are probably not due to HIV/AIDS.I would first see if the Ambien takes care of many of the symptoms and whether the Hydroxyzine and steroid cream gat... Read more »

what is hydroxyzine used for

My mother has been put on hydroxyzine. What is this drug used for and would it make her tired?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It is used to combat allergies or itching, usually. One of its major side effects is drowsiness, so it is best taken at bedtime or when being drowsy will not be a problem. She should not drive or do anything that requires her to be fully alert... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had some problems with depression, so my physician prescribed "Lexapro." I'm assuming that it should'nt be a problem w/ the meds I'm on already. I seem to be okay. Does anyone know anything about Lexapro? Read more »

Help with HIV meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi- I read on here awhile back about getting free meds from companies who make the drugs by writing to them...does anyone know what I need to do this...like something from my doctor? Read more »