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using megace

I just recently started my HIV meds. I am on sustiva and Truvada. I am also taking TB drugs that include the notorious Rifampin. I am taking an extra 200mg of Sustiva since rifampin reduces its strength. I am thinking of starting to take megace...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of any specific drug interaction issues with Megace and the drugs you are taking. In my experience Megace -related weight gain was mostly water and not associated with an increase in lean body mass or any confirmed clinical benefit.... Read more »

need a dose of extra strength courage

Hey there Doc. I know you answered a question for me a few months ago, but I am freaking out today... Read more »

Oxandrin & Megace

Will being on oxandrin and megace slow weight gain?I'm on 3000 calories a day and only 3 lbs... Read more »

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

me-JES-trole Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Other Name(s): Acetato de megestrol, Megestrol Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New 600-mg Tablet Strength for Prezista (Darunavir)

On February 25, 2008, FDA approved a new 600-mg tablet strength for Prezista (darunavir), manufactured by Tibotec, Inc., Yardley, PA. The new 600-mg tablet facilitates dosing by reducing pill burden. The recommended oral dose of Prezista tablets is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Growing Stronger -- Strength Training for Older Adults: Preparation

How Fit Are You Now? Before you start this program, answer the "How Fit and Strong Are You Now?" questions. These questions will help you determine your current level of strength and independence. Try returning to them again, after you... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States Commits Extra $16.9 Million to UN Program to Aid Refugee Women and Children

The United States is committing an extra $16.9 million for the UN's effort to help refugee women and children in Africa and Afghanistan. About $5 million will go toward programs by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees that help shield women and... Read more »
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Have extra Med need to sell or donate.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if there is a site like E-bay to sell extra med that I accumulated over the last 6 monthas, Combivir and Viramune, sealed in original container. I dont want to throw away. Read more »

i need a little extra help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm doing a research project for this history contest and it is about an event that changed history in a significant way and i would greatly appreciate anyone who would like to give me some advice or wouldn't mind doing an interview. This report... Read more »

Someone help me, I don't have the strength

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I can not find the answer to my problem. My ex husband, father of my two kids, have hiv. Fine no problem with me. However, he is dating someone who he might marry and has not told her. I have stayed out of it, because felt it was not my business... Read more »

Please give me strength

Posted by Thinking, 5 Replies
Hey, I definitely have anxiety about my HIV status and this site has helped me so please give me courage to get tested.

I'm a 22 year old Canadian female and over 2 years ago I was seeing a guy who I used protection with until one time we didn't... Read more »