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Does Omeprazole Interact With HIV Meds

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Atazanavir and Omeprazole

Hello Dr. Keith. I've been having major problems due to GI conditions. I have intense heartburn, even chest pain. I've had an endoscopy done and they found erosions in stomach and duodenum, also irritation of the esophagus. On top of that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is concern that the reduced stoamch acid from the omeprazole will decrease the absorptio/blood levels/effectiveness of the atazanavir. Separating the omeprazole by 12 hours from the atazanvir and using the 20 mg/day max may allow the drugs to... Read more »

Interaction of HIV meds and herbal meds

I am a Physician Assistant in California working with coinfected patients. I had a question about... 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.... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Information for Health Care Professionals: Update to the Labeling of Clopidogrel Bisulfate (Marketed as Plavix) to Alert Health Care Professionals About a Drug Interaction With Omeprazole (Marketed as Prilosec and Prilosec OTC)

FDA is alerting the public to new safety information concerning an interaction between clopidogrel (Plavix), an anti-clotting medication, and omeprazole (Prilosec/Prilosec OTC), a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to reduce stomach acid. New data... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 5. Managing the Effects of HIV and Meds on the Body

Food-Drug Interactions Following the food guidelines for your meds will reduce the chance of resistant virus. Check with your doctor or pharmacist about food requirements. The interactions between you, HIV, medications and nutrition are... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Victrelis "Not Recommended" With Some HIV Meds

The new hepatitis C drug Victrelis (boceprevir) is "not recommended" to be taken with some HIV medications, according to a "Dear Doctor" letter issued in February by Merck & Co. Merck reported drug interaction data showing that Victrelis and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Practically Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Meds

You may have seen a handy little graphic on what to use when starting HIV therapy. It appears in every issue of Positively Aware's Annual HIV Drug Guide , among other places. That graphic is taken from U.S. HIV treatment guidelines, but there is... Read more »
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Living with HIV and meds

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been HIV + since 97 and am now on meds, since 2001.
I am constantly tired and wonder how I will continue rebuilding my life up, going back to work etc. Not working is extremely depressing but the thought sometimes of getting back out there... Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello. I have known of my positive status for two years now. I was put on Epivir, Viread, and Sustiva in February of 2004. My labs are good, and I feel great, as my viral load is almost undetectable. This summer I have had some problems with... Read more »

Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

Posted by cassiusp, 8 Replies
Not yet on meds, still have a decent T cell count. Started taking Korean Ginseng. NAC, ST Johns Wort and Lysine (collagen, I am a little paranoid about wrinkles :) ) and a good multivit. Oh and plan to start breathing meditations with my BF (he... Read more »

refusing meds

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
has anyone here ever refused being put on meds. what was your reason? have you changed your mind since? why do people refuse to be put on meds..because of the side effects? do they believe that HIV meds cant make a differnce, or is more of "if i... Read more »