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Drug Interactions Vicodin And Antiviral Medication

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Raltegravir (Isentress)

What Is Raltegravir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Raltegravir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Raltegravir? Raltegravir (Isentress) is a drug used for antiviral therapy against HIV. It was formerly known as MK-0518. It is manufactured by Merck. Raltegravir is the first "integrase inhibitor" drug. When HIV infects a cell, it combines its...
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Sleeping Pills & Antiviral Drug Interactions?

Hi, i was wondering if taking an over the counter sleep aid Like Unisom sleep tabs would interact with my current Antivirals isentress and truvada? my viral load is undetectable and i heard before that sleeping pills could interfere correct? Thanks,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of Unisom (an over the counter antihistamine medication in US)with your HIV regimen should be OK-would inform your HIV provider so he/she can monitor of any unexpected problems. KH... Read more »


Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Trazodone is an antidepressant that is metabolized by an enzyme called CYP450 3A4. This enzyme is inhibited by some protease inhibitors, especially ritonavir. This means that taking these 2 drugs together could result in higher than expected levels... Read more »

Do long-term antiviral meds cause severe depression & memory loss?

I am a 33 year old guy diagnosed seven year ago and have been on treatment from day 1. I'm on Kivexa Ritonavir & Darunavir plus Ampitriptyline 20mg, Lyrica, Tramadol SR (max dose) & Effexor xl 150mg antidepressants. I have had...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thank you for writing. As many as one third people with HIV on long term antiretroviral therapy experience symptoms of depression. Anxiety and neurocognitive problems also occur. The causes are still unclear, although studies show that the... Read more »

Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently found out that he was positive. We always practice safe sex, but I was wondering if I can decrease my chances of contracting HIV by taking anti-viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The concept of the HIV-negative partner taking antiretrovirals prophylactically to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition in magnetic couples is called PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). Clinical trials are underway to assess this harm-reduction... Read more »
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Anyone else taking Drug Holidays?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, new to this Bulliten Board, but was wondering if anyone else has taken a drug holiday, I know most doctors DO NOT agree with doing this, but was just wondering.

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A Wall Street Journal Article about drug holidays.

Posted by Anonymous
I believe that this is something everyone on these drugs should talk to their doctors about.

The Wall Street Journal, Monday, January 25, 1999 Cocktail Break: HIV Patients Who Quit Drug Combo and Thrive Offer Researchers Clues --- Studies Will See... Read more »

Medi-Cal suspends drugs

Posted by Anonymous
(A letter sent to me, dated April 1,2005, from Sandra Shewry (Director of Dept. of Health Services, California):
Effective June 1,2005, Medi-cal is suspending several drugs from the list of drugs automatically available for your doctor to prescribe... Read more »