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Taking Lipitor With Hiv Meds

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HAART & Lipitor

Hey Dr. Young,Thanks for your time as always - great to have many outstanding sources such as yourself to run to to check things out! My PCP just changed me from Zocor to 20 mg of Lipitor per day stating the latter is more effective at lowering bad...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...ritonavir (Norvir); by contrast it's generally ok to take Lipitor for the treatment of cholesterol while taking ritonavir-containing HIV regimens.Make sure that you get to your routine follow up for clinical and laboratory monitoring. Should you... Read more »

diarrhea and atripla and heart meds

I've recently had a heart drug eluting heart stent, am taking also Atripla HIV med, with Plavix... Read more »

lipitor vs. pravachol

Aren't Lipitor and pravachol the same type of cholesterol lowering drug? And if so, wouldn' you be... Read more »
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Viracept

... Tips: This is the only protease inhibitor that is never used with Norvir. Do not leave the pharmacy without anti-diarrhea meds such as Immodium, or Tums or other calcium products. Taking a 500 mg calcium supplement with doses hugely decreases... Read more »
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Rescriptor

...form, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Zocor (simvastatin), Vytorin, or Mevacor (lovastatin) cholesterol (lipid) lowering meds; suggested alternatives are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Lescol (fluvastatin). Liver enzymes should be checked... Read more »
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Aptivus

...protease inhibitors -- makes this a tricky drug to balance in a regimen, especially for salvage patients already on a host of other meds. -- Jeff Taylor Got a comment on this article? Write to us at publications@tpan.com . Read more »
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Norvir

...of life for many. With a list of drug interactions longer than some phone books, it's a daunting drug to add to the multiple meds many HIVers have to take. Even though the Norvir contained in Abbott's PI Kaletra has long been available in a... Read more »
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depression

Posted by dElle, 6 Replies
...get some feedback on anyone who is taking antidepressants. I have been + for over 3 years and am taking Epzicom and Sustiva. HIV has not taken over my life and I am fairly well adjusted (numbers are great too). As of late I feel like the... Read more »

Help with costs of meds

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...How does the regular person pay for the cost of HIV meds? I make a good income (but let's be realistic), have insurance but cap out on prescriptions after the first month. Cost runs Read more »

Taking charge of your life

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
...hello Lately i have been trying to coax myself into starting meds. I am not in the danger zone quite yet my t's flux btwn 300-400 and for the most part of feel fine. I have had symptoms in Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »