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Omeprazole And Hiv

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...of Invirase and Crixivan (see Crixivan for potential drug interactions), so dose adjustments may be needed. Do not take with Versed (midazolam), Cordarone (amiodarone), Halcion (triazolam), Rifadin (rifampin), Prilosec-OTC (omeprazole), ergot derivatives (such as Cafergot, D.H.E. 45, Methergine, Wigraine), garlic supplements, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Advicor, Altoprev, Mevacor (lovastatin), Simcor, Vytorin, or Zocor...
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New Rules on Prilosec and Reyataz?

I was recently diagnosed with GERD. Prilosec was prescribed. My HIV meds (3 years) are Reyatez, Norvir, and Truvada. According to my doctor, new studies show that combining prilosec and reyataz is ok as long as they are taken 12 hours apart. I am...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...insert (reviewed by the US FDA):"proton-pump inhibitors: The proton-pump inhibitor dose should not exceed a dose comparable to omeprazole 20 mg and must be taken approximately 12 hours prior to the REYATAZ 300 mg and ritonavir 100 mg dose."So,... Read more »

Important Question

Dr. Bob,First i really appreciate how you respond so fast to our questions-thats an indication that you care. I have been having a problem with my stomach for many years. This year the condition escalated and i have been to two different GI doctors....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...require a full evaluation, including a history, review of all laboratory studies and physician examination. Since this is an HIV information Web site, I'm assuming you are HIV infected. I would suggest you ask your HIV physician specialist for a... Read more »

oily fatty foods = BAD pain

Dear Dr. Henry,I need to get some sound ideas together before seeing my local GP again, after having been referred by her for an endoscopy which I had yesterday. My GP is good, and sympathetic, but not greatly conversant with HIV. My HIV doctor,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you been checked for low level pancreatitis, some form of malabsorption syndrome, gall bladder disease, gluten enteropathy? Sometimes an empiric trial of pancreatic enzymes has proven helpful for patients with symptoms like you describe.... Read more »

newly diagnosed cd4 6

I am recently diagnosed my HIV. My CD4 is 6 and hv HIV caused anemia. I had candidiasis two weeks ago and was put on Bactrim Floconozole Zitromax, levaquin as antibiotics. I am also taking iron supplements (Which i take afew hours after the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES try to limit the medications (and supplements, in my opinion) that you take. If you don't require the antacid, Prilosec (omeprazole), there's no reason that you couldn't discontinue it.You don't seem to have written any specific question;... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

... Digitalis levels can be dangerously increased by Saquinavir. Garlic capsules might lower Saquinavir levels. The antacid omeprazole, sold as Prilosec and under other names, can greatly increase Saquinavir levels. Make sure that your health... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...but no dose adjustment is recommended. Use caution with rifampin, which reduces plasma concentrations of Isentress. Prilosec (omeprazole) can increase concentrations of Isentress, but no dose adjustment is recommended. There is no interaction... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

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oily fatty foods causing BAD indigestion

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...anti-retroviral therapy but he didn't seem to think that is the cause. He told me to just keep taking the "proton pump" tablets (omeprazole) before meals to reduce the acid in my stomach. But after I left the hospital I remembered that I only... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

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... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

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...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on Other POZ blogz on Read more »

Lesbians & HIV/AIDS

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...Hello Everyone: I would like to get in touch, stay in touch and network with other WSW that are HIV+ or have AIDS. ThANKS!!!!!! Read more »