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Does Pravastatin Interact With HIV Meds

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Test Positive Aware Network


...occur and this combination should be used with caution. A lower dose of trazodone is recommended. 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 diarrhea. Also try Solgar oat bran tablets, psyllium husk fiber bars, and pancreatic enzymes (all...
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I have known that I am HIV positive for 14 yrs, started meds in January 1996. Currently on AZT, Sustiva, Fortovase, and Ritonavir. My last T-cell count was 782 with viral load non-detectable. But my triglycerides were over 500 in December although...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...should be maximized before adding yet another medication. Finally, there is a potential interaction between gemfibrozil and pravastatin and great caution should be exercised when combining the two. Your doctor may be aware of all of this and... Read more »

Zocor and HAART meds.

Hi, thanks again for your responses and very helpful information. About a month ago I asked if taking zocor (a satin) to control high cholesterol and tryglycerides is possible while also taking HAART. I will be needing HIV meds. at some time in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...not result in sufficient reduction of lipids, then other agents, typically so-called fibrates can be added.The International AIDS Society -USA has published guidelines about the managment of these metabolic complications-- it can be found at the... Read more »

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 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 »

Vytorin & my BF Meds?

My BF meds: Viread, Epzicom, Reyataz and Norvir. His LDL and Cholestoral levels are elevated and his family practice doctor wants to put him on Vytorin 10/20. Should he be concerned about drug interactions and in particular Liver function...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.I'd definitely be concerned about the possibility of negative drug-drug interactions between your BF's HIV medications and the cholesterol-lowering medications.HIV protease inhibitors, especially ritonavir (Norvir) can... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...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 . Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...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 »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

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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 »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...hands and knees and it itches like heck. I am about to go nuts it itches so bad. Anyone else have this problem taking the meds I am on? Has anyone found any relief in any way? I am about to tear my skin off. Any suggestions? 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 »

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 »