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Saquinavir Interactions

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AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

...Saquinavir can interact with other drugs or supplements that you are taking. Ritonavir (used to boost saquinavir) interacts with many other drugs (see Fact Sheet 442 ). Do not combine Saquinavir with Tipranavir/ritonavir. These interactions can change the amount of each drug in your bloodstream and cause an under- or overdose. New interactions are being identified all the time. Drugs to watch out for include other ARVs, drugs to treat...
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Hi Doc,I am HIV positive and am also taking warfrin for thrombosis. What effect does warfrin have on my ARV. I realize my CD4 has dropped (not imrpoving) since taking warfrin
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Warfarin does have significant drug-drug interactions with a number of antiretroviral drugs. You did not mention your current regimen; therefore, I cannot comment more specifically. Read more »

Garlic and Hiv

I just read online that Garlic can interfere with hiv medications,is this true? I mentioned this awhile back to my doctor and she said she never heard that and that it`s good for me ? Please help ! Dave
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...This is an important issue.There have only been a handful of supplements whose safety and drug interactions with HIV medications have been well studied. Even then, it's only a subset of HIV drugs that have been analyzed.Yes, garlic Read more »

Zmax and HIV meds

Hi Dr.BY, i first would like to thank you for answering my previous Q.I recently quit smooking, and i've been experiencing some symptom that i thought it could be Peumonia, so i visited the doctor recently and he said that could be the smooking...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post and good to hear back from you.There aren't any significant drug-drug interactions between azithromycin (Zmax, Zpack) and your HIV medications. Indeed, 'zithro is routinely recommended for prevention of mycobacterial Read more »

interaction between medication

In the past i did trial with norvir and saquinavir, cause of norvir interactions i stopped with methadon and switched to morfine retard, since 1 year norvir is back in my combination to boost reyataz, how does norvir react on nonhivmedication
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Ritonavir boosted atazanavir might decrease the level of morphine though data is limited-requires careful monitoring. KH Read more »
The Body PRO

A Small Dose of Ritonavir Corrects Efavirenz and Saquinavir Interaction

... Minor Interaction Between Efavirenz and Saquinavir When Combined with Small Doses of Ritonavir in a QD Regimen (Late Breaker Poster 9) Authored by M. Kurowski, T. Sternfeld, A. Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Garlic and Saquinavir Interactions

...A recently published research article shows that garlic supplementation reduces the plasma level of saquinavir, a protease inhibitor. This is important research as it sheds more light on the interaction between pharmaceuticals and natural Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Drug Interaction Warning: Saquinavir/Ritonavir and Rifampin

...Roche Laboratories Inc. has issued a " Dear Health Care Provider" letter (PDF) to communicate an important drug interaction warning for saquinavir/ritonavir, used as part of combination therapy for treatment of HIV infection: Drug-induced... Read more »
The Body PRO

Antiretroviral Drug Interaction Studies Show Favorable Effects

...Various antiretroviral drug-drug interaction studies presented at theNational Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections showedfavorable effects which may be Read more »
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...with AIDS. Related Links More on treatment Interview with Dr. David Ho FDA approves first protease inhibitor The drug saquinavir is approved in record time -- 98 days after the FDA receives an application from Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc.... Read more »