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Statins Side Effects And Hiv Medication

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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects Milder Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, many HIV drugs have been developed that help people livelonger, healthier lives. Like all drugs approved by the US Food and...
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Anti-HIV effect of Statins?

In a recent reputable journal (deReal, et. al., "Statins Inhibit HIV-1 Infection by Down-regulating Rho Activity," Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol 200(4), 541-547, there was a small study which demonstrated a drop in viral load in 6...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I saw that study. The clinical portion of the study was not very convincing (small number of patients with only slight benefit) versus the lab portion (test tube effect). More work needs to be done on the subject before I can make any further... Read more »

off my statins! Worried about stroke/heartattack!!

I was having bad pains in my back (flank pain i think). I thought it was my kidneys but they tested normal. My new doctor took me off Crestor 10mg and in a week my back pain was gone.My current tryglicerides are 5.5 and total cholestoral is 7.8.Now...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello JB and thanks for your post.Sounds like you have muscle soreness or injury caused by your Crestor (a "statin")-- not an uncommon side effect of treatment.While it's not unreasonable to be aware of your heart risks, just because... Read more »

statins that contain calcium and their effect on meds

Is it ok to take a statin which contains calcium with truvada and isentress will the hiv meds work?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In brief, yes. There aren't any significant interactions.BY... Read more »

Do certain excipients in HIV medications cause side effects?

I was wondering whether certain excipients in HIV medications cause certain side effects in HIV positive patients? Such as propylene glycol or ethanol commonly used in HIV medications?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is certainly the potential for this to happen. The risks include allergies or gastrointestinal intolerance, to name a few. Some of the diarrhea associated with ritonavir, for instance, related not to the drug but to the non-drug contents of... Read more »
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fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi all! Im one of those who just tested postive. My cd4 is 320 and as per my doctor Im on what you call "gray zone" level. Done with my baselines and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im... Read more »

HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
I'm starting to post more here, and hope I'm not bothering anyone by it. I'm just looking to get further educated.

Anyways, my 33 year old boyfriend is pos and I who am 27 are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another... Read more »

Atripla side effects (what not someone else with Atripla Drama)

Posted by Kenn, 3 Replies
Looking for another opinion if I should continue with Atripla and try to ride out the next two weeks or stop and try another medication. I'm on day 5, I have a history of anxiety and so far this has been multiplied two fold. I have been walking... Read more »

Side effects

Posted by Jenni, 1 Reply
My bf is HIV+ and is worried about the side effects of meds. Can anyone tell me what their experiences have been and with what meds? Read more »