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Warning Signs Of Hepatotoxicity

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The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...medication. After some identifying information such as the brand name and generic name of the product, the following sections appear: Description Microbiology and Clinical Pharmacology Indications and Usage Contraindications Warnings Precautions Adverse Reactions Overdosage Dosage and Administration How Supplied Package inserts for some HIV drugs begin with "Box Warnings," which highlight especially serious (often...
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REYATAZ, WHAT ARE ITS "WORSENING" / HEPATOTOXIC EFFECTS ?

dear dr. d good day and good health ! can you state with specificity what effect(s) short-/longterm administration of reyataz (atazanavir) can have on active untreated hbv in a coinfected patient ? the reyataz patient info leaflet states : reyataz...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have used atazanavir in a number of hepatitis B infected patients without any problem. Atazanavir can cause an increase in indirect bilirubin levels (Like Gilbert's syndrome) which has not yet been demonstrated to actually cause any liver... Read more »

REYATAZ, WHAT ARE ITS "WORSENING" / HEPATOTOXIC EFFECTS ?

dear dr. d good day and good health !can you state with specificity what effect(s) short-/longtermadministration of reyataz (atazanavir) can have on active untreated hbvin a coinfected patient ?the reyataz patient info leaflet states :reyataz can...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You should certainly be treating your HBV along with your HIV. It is very convenient now with 3TC, FTC, and tenofovir which are all active against HBV. Reyataz can cause increased bilirubin or jaundice if you have liver disease. However, while this... Read more »

Just want to share my warning about Tamoxifen for gynecomastia

Long story short, I chose to use from my doc, Tamoxifen a breast cancer drug, to undo the gynecomastia I was getting due to Sustiva. (had all my hormones checked Sustiva seemed the likely culprit). Well the Tamoxifen worked, but also took away my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your experience noted-thanks for posting. KH Read more »

Warnings about Reyataz and Contraceptives - what about HRT?

Hi Doc,upon reading the recent warnings about Reyataz and contraceptives I wondered if the same applies for Reyataz and Hormone Replacement Therapy? My current regime is Reyataz (300mg), Viramune (200mg - yes it is enough), Viread (1 tablet) and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The concern with estrogens class hormones and protease inhibitors is a potential for altered (decreased) levels of the hormones with less effiacacy. They often be used together in some situations but additional monitoring and sometimes dose... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

Nevirapine (Viramune®) Strengthens Warning on Liver, Skin Toxicities

...Roxane Laboratories notified medical professionals that the FDA-required labeling for its drug nevirapine had strengthened its warnings about risks of liver and other toxicities, due to reported cases of serious or fatal reactions to the drug. ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Hepatotoxicity

...the FDA are Agenerase, Aptivus, Crixivan, Fortovase, Invirase, Kaletra, Lexiva, Norvir, Reyataz, and Viracept. What is hepatotoxicity? Hepatotoxicity is a general term for liver damage. Medications, including those used to treat HIV... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viramune

...until liver function returns to normal. Permanently discontinue it if abnormalities return. Rarely, severe and life-threatening hepatotoxicity (liver damage), including three fatal cases, have occurred. Women with CD4 counts greater than 250... Read more »
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A warning to all women

Posted by capri75, 2 Replies
Just to let you know that there are scammers on HIV+ dating sites. They know how vulnerable we are and they are ready to attack as quick as they can. They will tell you how much they love you and wanting to marry you as in yesterday. They would also... Read more »

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A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...you have any connection with Malawi or know anyone going there on holiday, as a volunteer (as I was) or for any reason, please warn them about this man. I dont want any other woman to suffer the way I have. Unfortunately, it seems we are unable... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »