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Protease Inhibitor Medications

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Interactions of Protease Inhibitors and Blood Pressure Medications

I was recently placed on Tekturna and HCT to treat my blood pressure, and pravastatin for the P.I. increased cholesterol.Initially, the Tekturna dose of 150mg (the lowest prescription) seemed to create a neuropathy sensation on my left leg and arm. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have seen no formal drug interaction studies with protease inhibitors and Aliskiren but the potential for interaction seems real.Aliskiren can cause muscle irritation in a small subset of patients. Read more »

2 lbs a month- Antipsychotics, antidepressants and protease inhibitors

Hi NelsonI have been gaining an average of 2lbs a month for the last few years and now find myself... Read more »

protease inhibitors should they be avoided?

Dr. Wohl, My question deals with reading over an article from poz magazine this month that... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Drug Interactions of Protease Inhibitors and Psychiatric Medications

... Taken from an article by Dan H. Karasic and James W. Dilley Antiretroviral drugs -- especially protease inhibitors -- may interact with medications used to treat mood and anxiety disorders. Protease inhibitors have varying degrees of inhibition Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Effects of Protease Inhibitors and Other Commonly Used Medications as Determined by Drug Interaction Studies -- Table IV

Dosage Adjustments should be determined by a Physician Drug Category Drug Name InviraseĀ™ Roche saquinavir Recommend NorvirĀ™ Abbott ritonavir ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Label Information Affecting All Approved Protease Inhibitors for Treatment of HIV

... The approved protease inhibitors for the treatment of HIV-1 infection now all include the following drug-drug interaction information: Revatio (sildenafil) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...breaks down in the body to produce the active form, which is the drug amprenavir (see Fact Sheet 445 ). Fosamprenavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It... Read more »
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lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started growing breasts and huge amount of fat in the stomache area...infact, my entire torso... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Also any info. on clinical trials currently under way looking into this... Read more »

Don't be afraid of the medications

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...done so much for me and my husband...I highly recommend him to anyone...he is really great...I have been on zerit, epivir and a protease inhibitor called crixivan for 5 long stats look great...platelets are great...cd4 is 874.... My... Read more »

Failed a Urinalysis

Posted by SDNavy, 4 Replies
Hey, I recently had a random urinalysis at work, and come to find out I failed it. I do not do illegal drugs, but I do take the meds my doctor have prescribed to me. I am getting mixed answers from various doctors as to wether or not my meds can... Read more »