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Interaction Between Antacids And Hiv Test

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antacid interactions or something else?

Hi, I am currently on Sustiva, Combivir, omeprazole, and both Famvir and oxazepam-as needed. Have been taking the HIV meds since the time that Sustiva was first in trials (about 8 years?) VL=undetectable, cd4=925 (up from what used to be around...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be unusual(but possible) for the switch in proton pump inhibitors to cause your symptoms or to introduce a new drug interation problem. More likely wouuld be a new infection or other problem (hepatitis, H pylori disease, etc). A new... Read more »


I work for a ASO and I have recently been told there my be a interaction between antacids and antiretroviral medications. Is this true? Where can I find out more information about this....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.You're correct in that several HIV drugs have the potential to interact with various antacids. In particular, the new protease inhibitor atazanavir (Reyataz) is most affected by the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).... Read more »

Using Antacid

Hi Doc,I am newly Diagnosed of HIV and currently taking LAMIVUDINE ZIDOVUDINE and EFAVIRENZ. I just would like to ask if it is ok to take a ANTACID med. I don't know but recently, I am feeling weird about my stomach.I would really appreciate...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While some HIV medications (such as atazanavir, and Complera) can interact with certain antacids, your regimen isn't one of them. Also, with many HIV medications, if dosed with food, many gastrointestinal side... Read more »


I am currently taking Norvir, Lexiva, Viread and Epzicom and I would like to know which antacid is safe for me to take while on these medications? Thank you....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Antacids can interact with certain HIV medications, particularly atazanavir (Reyataz). For you, the good news is that there aren't any significant interactions between your HIV medications and with any... Read more »
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