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Lopid And Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Lopid

Greetings from the Philippines!Hi Doc BY!I am on Lopid now for almost a month and will continue for next 2 months because of high triglycerides. I would like to ask if theres no drug interaction with efav,lamivudine and tenofovir?Thanks a lot...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for your post.There are no significant interactions between gemfibrozil (Lopid) and your HIV medications. You should know that elevated triglycerides are common among persons living with HIV and can be caused by a mixture of factors,... Read more »

starting lopid

Dr. I start taking lopid twicea day 30 min before meals. The question I have is that I have to take Vericept, with a meal twice a day. Will the lopid affect my meds since I will be taking it 30 to 40 minute before i take Vericept,d4t, and 3tcthan...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Using Lopid in the manner you described should be just fine. KH... Read more »

Lopid Timing

I have been on Lopid 2X daily for a couple of years. The doctor said to take it 30mins before eating; however, I often forget to do this and take it with or after food. I take about 14 drugs for various conditions so remembering this direction is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
What is your HIV status and which HIV meds are you taking along with the Lopid? KH... Read more »

Lopid and Lipitor

Hello Dr.I have been on Lopid for many years and now my doctor has given me lipitor to take as well. Are these ok to take together? Just wondering because they seem like they would cancel each other out.Thanks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those drugs actually work well together though there is a modest increase rate of toxicity that needs to be watched for (muscle irritation). KH... Read more »
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Atripla -- High Triglycerides, Lovaza or Lopid use

Posted by JimNC, 1 Reply
My husband was diagnosed with HIV in 2009. He'd obviously been POS for quite a long time. (2,000,000+ HIV count, T cell 180). He went on Atripla, quickly reducing his HIV count from 2M-500K-50K-500 every 3 months, now undetectable. His T cells has... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »