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Should I Take Zofran If I Have Aids

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I have not been able to take meds for two plus years now. I have gastropereses and even with zofran I throw up after an hour of taking them...I have a port due to many hospitalizations for dehydration and not being able to eat and acute vomiting .....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In select cases such as yours we have given HIV meds through a feeding gastostomy tube where meds are crushed and put through a catheter that goes directly into stomach. KH Read more »


Zofran for Nausea I received a blood product 21 years ago that contained HIV, I refused meds. until I was diagnosed with aids 8 years ago, when I had Toxoplasmosis. I have always had a sensitive stomach and have suffered greatly from Nausea...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Zofran often is very effective for nausea-thanks for posting your positive experience. Zofran is outrageously priced as a drawback to Read more »

Follow-Up on Nasea

Dr. Henry,Thank you for your answer concerning the nasea. My doctor did give me Zofran for the day time. I still have the promethazine gel for the evenings. I still suffer from the nasea, but it is controlable at this point.When I did see her my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Hopefully the nausea will diminish over time (course is highly variable) or else perhaps an alterative HIV regimen could be considered (if available) after a while. KH Read more »

Switching Medication

I've been on Atripla since 3/25/2008. I throw up in the morning around the same time about 4-5 times a week. But the medication has done and is doing it's job! I'M UNDECTABLE! WHOOHOO! But, the vomiting and nausea are becoming a bit much. Should I...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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...may help you. Talk to your doctor about these other options.In the mean while, I would talk to your doctor about prescribing Zofran, a great drug for nausea. Also, drink ginger tea when you wake up since it has been shown to help diminish nausea... Read more »
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