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Is There Any Problem With Taking Hydroxyzine While On HIV Meds

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Hydroxyzine PAM for sleep - problem possible?

When I read an answer to a previous question it got me to thinking. I'm on Viracept, DDI and 3tc without any problems for about three years. But I've been taking 18 mg of Hydroxyzine PAM for sleep for five years. Without it I'm up...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Viracept should not be co-administered with the antihistamines astemizole and terfenadine, but there is no contraindication for hydroxyzine. Further, since you have been on these drugs concomitantly for 3 years, I doubt that there is anything to... Read more »

Problem Taking My Meds

Dear Doc. I'm not sure whats wrong with me, Since 1994 I was tested positive for the hiv... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
I'm traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice?... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

CONSTIPATION ISSUES ON MEDS TAKING

Posted by Jet, 3 Replies
Recently a toxoplasma infection got me admitted to the hospital and the test result of my blood came HIV+.(First time with a CD4 COF 130.oN MY DISCHARGE DAY,i was pricribed Adiazine,daraprim,Losec,leucovorin and dexametozone which till now is... Read more »