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Does Neurontin 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...
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Sustiva/Truvada neuropathy?

Dear Keith:I am 31 years old. I have had type 1 diabetes (IDDM) since 1985, and HIV positive since 1990. I am on a regimen of Sustiva and Truvada. I have been taking this combination for 3 months. I have developed a noticeable neuropathy in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...relieved without use of narcotic analgesics despite trying a range of anti-depressants, seizure meds, meds for neuropathy (like Neurontin), or topical meds (like lidocaine or capcaisin). KH Read more »

What is the best drug to treat trigeminal neuralgia with hiv meds?

I had bouts of trigeminal neuralgia for the last year. My MRI is normal and I am taking Videx ec, Viread, and Lexiva for hiv. I took carbamazepine for the TN but couldnt tolerate the side affects. I started taking Amitriptyline a few days ago but...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...for someone who cannot take Tegretol (carbamazepine). Other medications which have been used for trigeminal neuralgia include Neurontin, and Lyrica. These medications are used together with HIV medications quite commonly. Best of luck to you! Read more »

My Liver Mystery

Hi Mark,I have being living with HIV for about five years and I've been relatively happy with my regimen of Virmaune/Truvada. I decided to switch from Sustiva-Viramune because of the psychological side effects. I take Lexapro for depression,...
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
...from sustiva, and what those levels are now. So it is hard to determine the significance of your findings. I assume your other meds have been on board for awhile and the only new medication is nevirapine. Nevirapine can certainly raise liver... Read more »

hands tremor

HI, Doc, I am currently on Sustiva Agenerase,Abv,Norvir,paxil,neurontin and trazodone, 3 wks.ago I started with hands tremor, and 1 month ago with pruritus in my legs, could it be medications interactions or toxicities?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You are on a complex regimen and must have some neuropathy already (on neurontin). Tremor can be seen with a few meds though conditions such as Parkinson's (regular or related to a drug side effect). The Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...narcotics (Tylenol withcodeine) plus additional drugs such as antidepressants (Elavil), oranticonvulsants (Tegretol, Dilantin, Neurontin, Lamictal). If the painincreases and becomes severe, stronger narcotics may be considered. Other treatments... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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med question

Posted by lindaluv51, 1 Reply
...I'm experiencing some very annoying burning pain in feet from neuropathy..my hiv doctor prescribed Neurontin..when taking this med it makes me feel kinda "weird" or "goofy".. hard to expain..but I was wondering if the drug has affected Read more »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
...Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment Read more »

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 »

Call for meds for Guatemala

Posted by Anonymous
...250 mg Azithromycin 600 mg Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) 500 mg Leucovorin (Folinic Acid) Fansidar (Pyrimethamine) Sustiva (Efavirens) Neurontin 300 y 400 mg We welcome all donations of anti-retrovirals and other medicines used to=2 treat opportunistic... Read more »