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Taking Omeprazole With Hiv Meds

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Viracept

...of Invirase and Crixivan (see Crixivan for potential drug interactions), so dose adjustments may be needed. Do not take with Versed (midazolam), Cordarone (amiodarone), Halcion (triazolam), Rifadin (rifampin), Prilosec-OTC (omeprazole), ergot derivatives (such as Cafergot, D.H.E. 45, Methergine, Wigraine), garlic supplements, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Advicor, Altoprev, Mevacor (lovastatin), Simcor, Vytorin, or Zocor...
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New Rules on Prilosec and Reyataz?

I was recently diagnosed with GERD. Prilosec was prescribed. My HIV meds (3 years) are Reyatez, Norvir, and Truvada. According to my doctor, new studies show that combining prilosec and reyataz is ok as long as they are taken 12 hours apart. I am...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...insert (reviewed by the US FDA):"proton-pump inhibitors: The proton-pump inhibitor dose should not exceed a dose comparable to omeprazole 20 mg and must be taken approximately 12 hours prior to the REYATAZ 300 mg and ritonavir 100 mg dose."So,... Read more »

Isentress with Nexium

Hello,I am a 46 year old male,HIV+,and allready been on Atripla for the past 3 years.Recently my doctor suggested a change to Isentress + Truvada regime,in order to overcome the common side effects of Stocrin.My problem is that lately (about 5...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...that there are any significant drug interactions between Truvada+Isentress or any of the proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as omeprazole or Nexium. For what it's worth, it is relevant to know that there are significant interactions between the... Read more »

candida sp throat infection

My husband is 32yr old and had recently done a throat swab culture which showed Candida Sp .He and myself had a series of sore throats in past 4 months which was not completely responsive to many antibiotics which was given to reduce the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Candida infections of the mouth and throat are not unique to HIV infection. People who have been courses of antibiotics or on a course of steroids (oral or inhaled) or individuals with diabetes Read more »

Isentress with Nexium

Hello,I am a 46 year old male,HIV+,and allready been on Atripla for the past 3 years.Recently my doctor suggestet a change to Isentress + Truvada regime,in order to overcome the common side effects of Stocrin.My problem is that lately (about 5...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...post.There should not be any significant drug-drug interaction between raltegravir (Isentress) and proton pump inhibitors, like omeprazole. FWIW, I have a few patients in my clinic who take both without incident. From the Isentress package... Read more »
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Isentress

... Common Name: raltegravir (formerly MK-0518) Brand Name: Isentress Class: HIV integrase inhibitor (also called integrase strand transfer inhibitor or INSTI) Standard dose: One 400 mg film-coated tablet Read more »
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Intelence

...once daily. No interaction was found between Intelence and the acid suppressants ranitidine (Zantac and others) or Prilosec (omeprazole). Intelence can also be safely combined with methadone and Viagra. Tips: Intelence is a badly needed drug... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...Russia 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 »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Travelling with HIV Meds

Posted by jon_yvr, 6 Replies
...I am on 6 meds and I'm going the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy for a month. I'll be carrying alot of bottles. Has anyone had any experience Read more »