Sulfa Drugs And Hiv

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Can I take Prezista if allergic to sulfa drugs?

I am allergic to bactrim and sulfa based meds. My reaction 15 years ago placed me in the hospital with hives and blurred vision. I am needing to change meds with Prezista being recommeded due to multiple mutations. CD4 count is 509 viral load is 380...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. I would usually still try the Prezista with careful monitoring. KH Read more »

atripla and muscle pain

I have been on atripla (origially truvada and sustiva) for over 4 years after diagnosis of aids... Read more »


I am on sustiva and truvada treatment and my cd4 is lower than 150. Ive heard that sun exposure can... Read more »
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...PCP. Pentamidine is normally not the first choice for treatment of PCP. However, it is used for patients who are allergic to sulfa drugs or dapsone. It may also be used when other drugs have not worked. Pentamidine is a drug that is usually... Read more »
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Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...123 for more information on blood fats. It may increase the risk of heart attack (see Fact Sheet 652 .) Fosamprenavir is a sulfa drug. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs, be sure to tell your doctor. How Does It React With Other Drugs? ... Read more »
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Darunavir (Prezista) care provider checks your blood fat levels before you start taking darunavir, and regularly after that. Darunavir is a sulfa drug. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs, be sure to tell your health care provider. How Does It React With... Read more »
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Tipranavir (Aptivus)

...tipranavir. Some of these were fatal. Be sure to tell your health care provider if you have any bleeding disorder. Tipranavir is a sulfa drug. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs, be sure to tell your health care provider. How Does It React... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
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What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law Read more »