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Drug Interactions With Depakote And Truvada And Kaletra

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Brand name: Truvada Generic name: emtricitabine/tenofovir, or FTC/TDF Class: Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside/nucleotide, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc., , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235) AWP: $1,427.09/month Standard Dose: For adults and pediatric patients 12 years or older and weighing more than 77 pounds, one tablet (200 mg...
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Depakote Level For Bipolar Disorder Affecting Sustiva/Truvada Levels For HIV

I have been on Depakote and Seroquel for several years now for the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Recently I began to run out of Depakote and knew I would not have the money for it for several days so instead of taking my usual 1000mg i took 500mg....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Depakote has no significant interaction with Sustiva or Truvada. Your falling Depakote levels should have no significant effect on these antiretrovirals and will not cause resistance.... Read more »

Drug interaction with Kaletra?

I am taking Kaletra and Truvada for my HIV and it's working extremely well.However, I have gained weight since starting treatment 18 months ago and am having trouble losing the weight I gained.I would like to know if either Kaletra or Truvada...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I recommend discussing your interest in supplements to help you lose weight with your HIV specialist and/or a nutritionist. There is concern that products like Hyroxycut (some forms contain ephedra and caffeine as main ingredients) don't work... Read more »

Adipex and Truvada/Kaletra?

Is it safe to combine the weight loss drug, Adipex, with the drugs, Kaletra and Truvada? I have struggled with my weight for years and have tried all kinds of things to loss it and keep it off but nothing works. My sister used Adipex and it worked...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
There is no drug interaction between Adipex (phentermine) and your antiretroviral medications (truvada and Kaletra). Phentermine was tested for short term (up to 16 weeks) for weight loss. It is best to use with a diet and excercise program to... Read more »

kaletra+truvada sexual side effects

as a new user of these meds, i am wondering if there are there any known sexual side effects to the combination of Kaletra and Truvada?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge and in my experience there has not been a consistent issue with those drugs regarding side effects directly causing sexual dysfunction. Kaletra can interact with many drugs that can impact sexual side effects such as Viagra like... Read more »
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PeP (Truvada and Kaletra) 28 day cycle... Long Term effects?

Posted by Screen1001
Hello all, I just started taking Truvada and Kaletra 3 days ago to provent being infected. After I am done with my 28 day cycle is it common for the side effects to remain long term? Right now I have had a very upset stomach and nausia for 3 days.... Read more »

drugs that can be used with norvair and truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am resistant to Sustiva and have a rash because of the Reyataz. what other combinations of drugs can be used with truvada and norvair? Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra.
I hear that the newer formulation of Kaletra has less side effects that the old one - has anyone... Read more »

Isentress plus Kaletra

Posted by Danigirl, 2 Replies
Has anyone taken a combination of Isentress and Kaletra? My husbands ID doctor called in this prescription after he had a reaction from the Atripla. We are new at this but I understand that traditionally the two aren't given together. The only... Read more »