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Why Is It Bad To Eat Grapefruit While On Hiv Medication

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Grapefruit seed extract and HIV meds

Came across an article in POZ about using grapefruit seed extract in a nasal rinse to combat chronic nasal problems. The article also mentions drinking the extract added to water. Am using Crixivan, Epivir, AZT, Acyclovir, Crestor, and Percocet. Any...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Some studies have found that grapefruit juice can reduce indinavir levels. I am not sure there is any data specific to grapefruit seed extract. If you are going to use Read more »

Grapefruit and Meds for HIV

I'm taken Combivir and Sustiva for HIV. Is it ok to eat Grapefruit? Read more »

No grapefruit at all??

Ive heard that grapefruit can interact with a lot of HIV drugs. But I really love eating the stuff,... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Indinavir (Crixivan)

...Crixivan. It is manufactured by Merck & Co. Indinavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It cuts the raw material for HIV into specific pieces needed to build... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

...Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Saquinavir? Saquinavir, also called Invirase, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Rescriptor

...complete potential side effects and interactions. Doctor Rescriptor (delavirdine) was approved for the treatment of HIV infection in 1997. The dosing regimen of this antiretroviral is a good example of the large number of pills that had... Read more »
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AIDS project--anyone willing to help?!

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...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
...situation. I m not an "alternative freak" so dont get me wrong here. and im not saying to others what to do in their life with hiv. But am l alone in this situation?? I am reluctant to hear the same thing over and over again but still l want to... Read more »