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Treatment For Lactic Acidosis

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The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...symptoms, you have outrightlactic acidosis. Your health care provider would stop your HIV drugs and youwould be admitted to the hospital for treatment. Lactic acidosis at this stageis a medical emergency. There is no proven treatment for lactic acidosis other than stopping theNRTIs. In serious cases, hospitalization and supportive care, such asintravenous (IV) fluids and a machine to help you breathe, may also beneeded. Some health care...
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Lactic Acidosis Recovery/Treatments

I was recently taken off my meds regimen of (DDI, Invarase, Norvir, Ziagen) for a condition that recently developed which resembled Lactic Acidosis. My lactic acid level was at (25) and all the basic symptoms were present (fatigue, nuasea/dizziness,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...published reports from the US and Europe describing the use of a cocktail like you describe in the setting of life-threatening lactic acidosis. Usually stopping the offending agents, good fluid support, and time will result in improvement. It... Read more »

lactic acidosis

what is the role of sodium bicarbonate iv in the management of lactic acidosis.kindly provide formula for treatment.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Optimal management of lactic acidosis depends on the underlying cause with withdrawal of offending agents and supportive care key factors. Use of IV NaHC03 requires Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

Hi Dr. Bob.My girlfriend has recently started an ARV regime and has been put on Stocrin & Truvada. Her CD4 count was very low and her viral load high. Other than her blood results she is in very good health. She is concerned about lactic acidosis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was performed and which lab did the testing. Your doctor can help you understand what your lactate level means. What is the treatment for lactic acidosis?Lactic acidosis is treated by stopping any NRTIs you are taking. You may need to be... Read more »

Lactic acidosis - hypothetically

I have been followed by an HIV specialist for more than 20 years, the last 12 of which have been HIV+ and treated (Undetectable viral load) with an AZT-containing regimen" I have had complaints of muscle weakness and pain, debilitating fatigue,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lactic acidosis is relatively easy to diagnose with properly collected blood tests. Your symptoms could be but seem unlikely to be due to AZT Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Lactic Acidosis

...was performed and which lab did the testing. Your doctor can help you understand what your lactate level means. What is the treatment for lactic acidosis? Lactic acidosis is treated by stopping any NRTIs you are taking. You may need to be... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Lactic Acidosis

... What Is It? The term lactic acidosis describes high levels of lactate in the blood. Lactate is a by-product of the breakdown of sugar in the body. Although lactic Read more »
AIDSinfo

HIV and Pregnancy

...was performed and which lab did the testing. Your doctor can help you understand what your lactate level means. What is the treatment for lactic acidosis? Lactic acidosis is treated by stopping any NRTIs you are taking. You may need to be... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lactic Acidosis Warning

...in the NRTI class. A rare, and sometimes fatal, complication of antiretroviral therapy including NRTIs is something called "lactic acidosis." Lactic acidosis is the accumulation of lactic acid in bodily tissues. This build-up may be caused by... Read more »
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lactic acidosis

Posted by Anonymous
...Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences. Read more »

PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
WEll from the incident i already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Day three of treatment....

Posted by mspguy, 2 Replies
I have been taking the meds since Wednesday morning - Issentress in the AM and PM, and Truvada in the PM. Initally side effects were just an upset stomach with the Truvada, but nothing that eating raw vegetables would not cause : ). Feeling good... Read more »