Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Is There Any Problem With Taking Lipitor While On HIV Meds

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not
Ask the Experts

diarrhea and atripla and heart meds

I've recently had a heart drug eluting heart stent, am taking also Atripla HIV med, with Plavix Metoprolol in the mornings. Atripla, Lipitor, and Metoprolol in the evenings. Any reason that diarrhea should flare up. I've not had a problem with the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...I do not see an obvious cause for diarrhea with this mix of meds. It is possible that the Lipitor is doing this and holding this drug for a few days, if your doc agrees, could help determine Read more »

lipitor

I was on Lipitor for several years, and developed severe imbalance in my walking.Recently I stopped taking it and the problem cleared up-however, since stopping the medication I have developed a cramp in the calf of my left leg, that hurts terribly...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You don't mention what your HIV status is and which HIV meds you are taking which would influence my response. Ordinarily if one sustained a myopathy from Lipitor Read more »

Medicines & loose stools

I am taking Wellbutrin xl 150mg Daily, Atripla nightly, lamictal 200mg nightly, lipitor 20 mg nightly, klonopin 1mg nightly. I have been positive since 02/06. I have nondectable viral load, Tcells 375-400. I am under a bit of stress, BUT could the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Essentially all of your medications can cause/aggravate loose stools in some patients (the tenofovir in the Atripla most likely of the HIV medications) and that includes the Lamictal, Lipitor, Wellbutrin, and Klonopin! It can be a real challenge... Read more »

lipoatrophy AND lipohypertrophy what meds should I be using to alleviate this???

Hi Dr. Bob,I am an HIV+ straight female. I was diagnosed in 1994 but pinned my exposure to 1991. Anyway, I have been taking Viracept, Epivir and Zerit since 1996. My viral load is undetectable and my t-cells are amazingly over 1200. But I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...virologically (undetectable plasma viral load) and immunologically (CD4 cell count of over 1,200). However, like many long-term HIVers, the side effects and toxicities of your HIV medications are now causing significant medical problems... Read more »
Articles
Test Positive Aware Network

Rescriptor

...form, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Zocor (simvastatin), Vytorin, or Mevacor (lovastatin) cholesterol (lipid) lowering meds; suggested alternatives are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Lescol (fluvastatin). Liver enzymes should be checked... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Aptivus

... Common Name: tipranavir (TPV) Brand Name: Aptivus Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 250 mg capsules with two 100 mg capsules of Norvir, both twice daily. Must Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and fighting HIV. It's best to report these... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Norvir

... Common Name: ritonavir Brand Name: Norvir Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: New 100 mg tablets that don't require refrigeration became available as PA went to Read more »
Connect With Others

Help with costs of meds

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...How does the regular person pay for the cost of HIV meds? I make a good income (but let's be realistic), have insurance but cap out on prescriptions after the first month. Cost runs Read more »

Taking charge of your life

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
...having some beautiful babies with this man i love and to make them proud. Now i am not sure what to do with myself. I hear that hiv is not a death sentence, some will even go as far to say i will probally die of something else if i grad the... Read more »

Several health problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been diagnosed with Aids 2 years and a half. Since then many things have been going wrong, kidney stones,hip necrosis,skin problems,severe vertigo,etc. Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hello, i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she Read more »