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Methadone Levels With Hiv Meds

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Methadone interactions with HIV meds

I had to stop taking Viracept and must switch to another. I have been taking Methadone for 7 years. What is the best obtion? I do not want to start with Kaletra, is there a better medicine than Kaletra together with Methadone?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, and thanks for posting. You will likely be switching from Viracept, a medication which has a significant interaction with methadone, to another medication which will also interact with methadone. Most of the protease inhibitors will tend... Read more »

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