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Does Lipitor Interact With HIV Meds

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lipitor vs. pravachol

Aren't Lipitor and pravachol the same type of cholesterol lowering drug? And if so, wouldn' you be taking one or the other not both?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...in their potency and drug interaction potential.Lipitor (atorvastatin) is more powerful but does have interactions with HIV meds. Protease inhibitors can raise the level of this drug so starting with lower doses is recommended. NNRTIs like... Read more »

HAART & Lipitor

Hey Dr. Young,Thanks for your time as always - great to have many outstanding sources such as... Read more »

lipitor/gemfibrozil

Dr. I had ask you if I can take the Lipitor and gemfibrozil together and if will afect/react with... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Rescriptor

...form, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Zocor (simvastatin), Vytorin, or Mevacor (lovastatin) cholesterol (lipid) lowering meds; suggested alternatives are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Lescol (fluvastatin). Liver enzymes should be checked... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

... Tips: This is the only protease inhibitor that is never used with Norvir. Do not leave the pharmacy without anti-diarrhea meds such as Immodium, or Tums or other calcium products. Taking a 500 mg calcium supplement with doses hugely decreases... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Aptivus

...protease inhibitors -- makes this a tricky drug to balance in a regimen, especially for salvage patients already on a host of other meds. -- Jeff Taylor Got a comment on this article? Write to us at publications@tpan.com . Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Norvir

...of life for many. With a list of drug interactions longer than some phone books, it's a daunting drug to add to the multiple meds many HIVers have to take. Even though the Norvir contained in Abbott's PI Kaletra has long been available in a... Read more »
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