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Taking Trazodone When You're Hiv Positive

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Trazodone dosage

My pshychiatrist put me on 150 mg of trazodone at bedtime to induce sleep. I have been waking up too early in the morning, after only 6 hours of sleep, and this seems to be counterproductive of the intended effect (good sleep). I am a retired...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Trazodone is a good choice and a very effective medication for sleep. If your current dose is not sufficient, it is probably best to try Read more »

Fat and Mucus in stool

I know...It's gross, but when it comes to medical care I loose all humility. I've been HIV positive since 1999 My current cd4 is 1349 (no, really), any my VL is undetectable and has been ever since I started taking Trizivir BID and Viread Qhs. I've...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
wow-tough to add much to that considering what all you have been through. Certainly some patients in your situation can develop some degree of either fast gut transit and/or fat malabsorption. Have you had a fecal fat analysis to actually... Read more »

Atripla and Trazodone

I have been on Atripla and Trazodone to sleep but I recently read that the two have an interaction. I am wondering if Trazodone will reduce the effectiveness of Atripla
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Combining the efavirenz component of your Atripla with trazadone may decrease trazadone blood levels and efficacy. It does not affect Atripla efficacy or blood concentrations.Dr. Bob Read more »


Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Trazodone is an antidepressant that is metabolized by an enzyme called CYP450 3A4. This enzyme is inhibited by some protease inhibitors, Read more »
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...may be decreased; alternative or additional methods of contraception with barrier should be used. Also, increased levels of trazodone can occur and this combination should be used with caution. A lower dose of trazodone is recommended. Tips: ... Read more »
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...Methadone doses may need to be increased. Invirase increases levels of fluticasone (active component of Advair, Flonase, Flovent). Trazodone concentrations may increase; a lower dose of trazodone is recommended. Use calcium channel blockers with... Read more »
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