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Does Zithromax Interact With HIV Meds

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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

What Is Azithromycin? Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. In the US, its brand name is Zithromax. It is sold under many other brand names in other countries, including Ultreon. Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. Azithromycin is used to fight opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer and Mack-Illert manufacture it. Why Do People With HIV Take Azithromycin? Azithromycin is used for mild or moderate bacterial infections....
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zithromax interaction with pep medication

dear drI had an encounter with a sex worker in kenya, insertive vaginal sex and the condom broke I noticed after about 5-10 secs and stopped immediately. I took the lady to the hospital to get her tested and she was negative. however I asked to take...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There are no significant interactions between azithromycin (Zithromax) and your HIV PEP medications. Indeed, azithromycin is actually recommended for prevention of certain bacterial infections for people living with HIV... Read more »

Atripla and zithromax

I have been taking Zithromax for two days now.I took my first dose of Atripla last night.Is there a danger of adverse reaction from the mix of two?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.There aren't any significant drug-drug interactions between azithromycin (Zithromax) and the HIV medications in Atripla. Indeed, azithro is recommended for HIV infected persons with CD4 counts below 50 to help... Read more »

zithromax

I recently have taked zithromax 600mg 2 pills once a week..for the past week I have been having sever stomach aches to the point I thought I was either having a heart attack or something of the such..constipation blood in stool head aches..is the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Azithromycin often causes bloating, gas, stomach cramps in patients so interpreting those symptoms requires a complete history and examination and/or knowledge about a given patient's clinical status including HIV history and other meds in... Read more »

Kaletra and Zithromax interaction

The literature for Kaletra says "Based on known metabolic profiles, clinically significant drug interactions are not expected between KALETRA and fluvastatin, dapsone, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, AZITHROMYCIN, erythromycin, or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Yes, it should be ok to take short term azithromycin with your PEP medications. Indeed, if you've had a possible sexual exposure, azithromycin is generally part of recommended treatment.BY... Read more »
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Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

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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 »