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Ziagen And Warfarin Interaction

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...shortness of breath, and enlarged, fatty liver. Symptoms include persistent fatigue, abdominal pain or distension, nausea/vomiting, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and enlarged, fatty liver. Potential drug interactions: Excessive alcohol increases Ziagen levels and may increase side effects. Do not take with Epzicom or Trizivir, since Ziagen is already in these medications. Tips: The U.S. HIV treatment...
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Warfarin and Efavirenz

My dh, late 40's, is scheduled for hip surgery next week. He was dxed 2.5 years ago and started Atripla and became undetecatable within a few months. He had pre-surgical testing and education and a medical clearance visit with a cardiologist. We...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is variable interaction between efavirenz and warfarin so more careful attention to coagulation status and HIV levels is recommended when those drugs Read more »

Anything Wrong W/ Atripla+Isentress+Ziagen

I am Swiss who lived in Chile where i was diagnosed and put on Atripla, Ziagen (300 mg) in 2007 and Isentress added in july, 2009 ..... always undetectable except for a one time blip of 350 vl. cd4 counts steady at 250 since diagnosis. Now i've...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital not support adding Isentress to a regimen that is fully suppressing HIV as it seems to add no benefit. Also, there is a drug interaction between Isentress and one of the drugs in Atripla (efavirenz) which may lower Isentress levels...may be... Read more »

Creatine drug-drug interactions

HERE"S an answer from Nelson Vergel on The Body is the only placebo controlled study done using creatine supplementation (Jarrow brand) in HIV combined with exercise versus...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that -clearly details (including specific drugs issues such as protease inhibitor and efavirenz) are scant on the subject so more research would be helpful. KH Read more »

Sustiva and WARFARIN

Dear Doc,My question will be simple and straight forward, having seen your response to someone on drug interactions, i also thought of asking this: am on sustiva, epivir and videx, but I have been found with deep vein thrombosis and my other doc...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...and straight forward too. Due to its effect on the hepatic enzymes that metaboliz drugs Sustiva/Stocrin (efavirenz) can affect warfarin levels. The package insert for Sustiva notes regarding warfarin that "Plasma concentrations and effects... Read more »
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A Dose of Unintended Consequences

...Please see the drug's page for details, or refer to the manufacturer's package insert for a full comprehensive list of potential drug interactions. Also, make your pharmacist and health care providers aware of any drug that you add. Some... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...provider. How Does Abacavir React With Other Drugs? Abacavir can interact with other drugs or supplements you are taking. These interactions can change the amount of each drug in your bloodstream and cause an under- or overdose. New... Read more »

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...digestion have also been reported. Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of these side effects. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Interactions

... What Are Drug Interactions? How Does the Body Process Drugs? How Do Drugs Interact? Why Does Food Matter? What Causes the Most Interactions Read more »
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new drug...ziagen

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Just watched the news and the FDA has just approved a new drug (Ziagen). They say the Ziagen is one pill taken twice a day and is usually taken with AZT. What a tremendous Read more »