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Hydroxycut Diet Pills And HIV Meds Interaction

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HIV and HYdroxyCut

I am HIV positive and the medications I take are Atripla (which is a combination of efavirenz, emtricitadine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) and Sulfatrim. I am a little overweight and want to try to loose about 40lbs and gain a great deal of muscle...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Hydroxycut is a popular supplement used for weight loss. The manufacturer claims that it contains green tea extract, and extracts from two plants : Gymnema Sylvestre and Garcinia cambogia. There is some conficting data that shows that green tea... Read more »

Diet Pills (Phentermine) & HIV combination therapy

Hello,I am a 25 year old male who is 40 pounds overweight. I am currently on combination of... Read more »

Diet Pills To Lose wieght

I have gained some unwanted body wieght(20-25lbs) and want to loose it. Is taking a diet pill whiel... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products by Iovate Health Sciences Inc., of Oakville, Ontario and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, N.Y. Some Hydroxycut... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Victrelis "Not Recommended" With Some HIV Meds

The new hepatitis C drug Victrelis (boceprevir) is "not recommended" to be taken with some HIV medications, according to a "Dear Doctor" letter issued in February by Merck & Co. Merck reported drug interaction data showing that Victrelis and... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Taken Preventively Daily HIV Meds Could Reduce HIV Risk Among Gay, Bisexual Men

--> Years ago, when scientists predicted that some day you would be able to take a pill once a day to keep from contracting HIV, that idea sounded more Orwellian than real. But the future is now. The results of a large, international clinical... Read more »
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how many pills?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I am HIV positive and go to doc next week. Probably start on meds. I would like and idea of how many pills I will have to take. I know it depends but I'm just curious how many so of you take. I know its not like it used to be taking loads... Read more »

Treatment breaks/Pill holidays

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Treatment Breaks Increase AIDS Complications

By Research + Treatment News
Until more research is available to show who can safely take treatment breaks, researchers advise all HIVers to avoid treatment interruptions and change to better-tolerated... Read more »

How many sleeping pills...?

Posted by SA_Intellect, 6 Replies
It is finally sinking in that I have HIV and I don't like that feeling. I am scared of the realization that I will be with this virus forever, however long that means for me now. I assumed I would live until I was an old man but now I feel like I've... Read more »

Scared to take my first ever pill

Posted by hivstudent, 4 Replies
Tonight I am taking my first 2 pills of Kivexa (Epzicom) and Isentress.
I am scared! Shaking! And I feel like my heart is crumbing and shrinking :/
I feel good, I just do not want the med to make me feel worse
Doctor expects the best, but still I do... Read more »