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Does Simvastatin Interact With HIV Meds

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Ongoing Safety Review of High-Dose Zocor (Simvastatin) and Increased Risk of Muscle Injury

Safety Announcement Additional Information for Patients Additional Information for Healthcare Professionals Data Summary Simvastatin Dose Limitations Contact Us Safety Announcement Based on review of data from a large clinical... 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 »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Interactions Between Certain HIV or Hepatitis C Drugs and Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs Can Increase the Risk of Muscle Injury

Safety Announcement Facts About Statins and Protease Inhibitors Statins are a class of prescription drugs used together with diet and exercise to reduce blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ("bad cholesterol"). HIV... Read more »
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Interaction SIMVASTATIN + PIs

Dear Dr YoungI am HIV+ since 2006 ( nadir 104) , CD4 around 650, VL UD,late fifties, and feeling healthy. Current regime Darunavir 800mg+Ritonavir 100mg+Lamivudine300mg once daily ( got rid of Abacavir few months ago ). Despite a sparse and largely...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Ernest and thanks for posting.Firstly, I'd agree that you should be taking a lipid-lowering medication- if your fasting labs really reveal a LDL of 172, this is a strong indication for the use of a statin medication. Furthermore, if... 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 safety of herbal medicines (saw palmeto) and HIV meds, specifically Atripla. The herb question comes up quite a bit, is there any reference thats...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I have not been able to find a searchable online reference for drug-herb interactions. There are several reference books on the market, but an online reference would be extremely helpful. If any of our readers knows of such a resource please let me... 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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Erectile dysfunction medications require dose adjustment when used concurrently with certain HIV medications (see below). Your current regimen of Viramune plus Truvada does not require dose adjustment.Regarding your ED, your HIV physician... Read more »

Tangelos and HIV med interactions?

I know that if you are on HIV meds you should not eat grapefruits but what about tangelos, a hybrid between grapefruit and tangerines?I found this reference online which saya fro statins, it is Ok to eat tangelos. Does the same apply for HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.I would agree with your conclusions. Even with grapefruit, you'd have to consume huge quantities for there to be a very significant interaction. So, enjoy the tangelos. Happy holidays,BY... 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 »