Hiv Medication And Garlic Supplement

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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...anotherform of birth control. Complementary Therapies Many HIV+ people use complementary therapies such as vitamins or herbs. While most of these havenot been studied with HIVdrugs, St. John's Wort (an herbal anti-depressant)and garlic supplements have been shown to affect the levels of some HIVdrugs.St. John's Wort should not be taken with any PIs or NNRTIs. Make sure to tellyour health care provider if you take any complementary...
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Adding Fresh Garlic or Minced Garlic by spice world in a jar to your food while cooking it be chicken,potatoes ect. is ok or not ok for patients on the cocktail for HIV?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There have been studies where garlic supplements (generally much higher concentrations than when used for cooking) have been evaluated for the effect on blood levels of protease Read more »

Garlic and Hiv

I just read online that Garlic can interfere with hiv medications,is this true? I mentioned this awhile back to my doctor and she said she never heard that and that it`s good for me ? Please help ! Dave
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...interactions with HIVmedications have been well studied. Even then, it's only a subset of HIVdrugs that have been analyzed.Yes, garlic supplements do indeed have a very significant interaction with at least 1 HIVmedication, the protease... Read more »

Garlic Pills and HIV med interactions

I have been on combivir and sustiva since January 05. It is me again. My initial counts were CD4=0 VL-350,0004 months later - CD4 =90 % was 13% and VL
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...I am aware of a study that showed garlic supplementation could lower saquinavir (Invirase) blood levels, but am not aware of interactions with the regimen that you are on. Probably Read more »


am 62kg & on ARVs can i use garlic
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mention that I've even got my sexual drive and stamina back. So the trainer at the gym suggested i start taking garlic supplements. Now he's italian and you're italian and I'm an "italian-wanna-be" so should i try it? Doubt it could... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Garlic Supplements Can Impede HIV Medication

...Researchers have found garlic supplements can cause a potentially harmful side effect when combined with a type of medication to treat HIV/AIDS. Investigators from the Read more »
Project Inform

Caution: Garlic Supplements

...A recent study shows that garlic supplements decrease saquinavir (Fortovase) levels by an average of 51% and are therefore likely to greatly reduce saquinavir's anti-HIVRead more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush) Reduce the amount of sugar you eat. Drink Pau d'Arco tea. It is made from the bark of a South American tree. Take garlic supplements or eat raw garlic. Garlic has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. However, it can interfere... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...(triazolam), Rifadin (rifampin), Prilosec-OTC (omeprazole), ergot derivatives (such as Cafergot, D.H.E. 45, Methergine, Wigraine), garlic supplements, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Advicor, Altoprev, Mevacor (lovastatin), Simcor,... Read more »
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