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Zocor Interaction With Norvir

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...problems, such as an increase in liver enzymes (AST, ALT, and GGT), hepatitis, or jaundice (yellowing of skin), and increased muscle enzyme (CPK) and uric acid. People with hepatitis B or C may be at increased risk. Potential drug interactions: Norvir interacts with many other drugs. See the manufacturer package insert for the most complete list. Tell your provider of all drugs you are taking, prescribed or non-prescribed. Do not take...
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strategies for managing lipid abnormalities

What kind of interventions are commonly being used to treat elevated triglyceride/ cholesterol levels among people on HAART?Is any particular dietary advice effective?What is the role of exercise and lipid lowering drugs?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...probably help and seem to be safe in people with HIV on antiretrovirals. Avoid Zocor if taking norvir because of a serious drug interaction which raises zocor blood levels to dangerously high levels.The fibrate drugs like gemfibrozil and... Read more »

Calcium Supplements with HIV Meds

I am a treatment experienced HIV positive 45 year old male. I have recently been diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) in both hips. Although my doctor says there is really no medication that can help the AVN, I have begun taking additional...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The calcium should not be a problem but you have the potential for a major interaction with Vytorin and Norvir. Vytorin is a combination of Zocor (simvastatin) and ezetimibe (Zetia). Norvir can raise the blood levels of simvastatin up to Read more »

Truvada or Norvir have an interaction with the spice curry?

Hello, I have a situation perplexing me. For an unknown reason, I get extremely dizzy headed, upset cramping stomach and then vomiting. After vomiting, the dizziness, upset stomach go away and I am fine. We think we are narrowing it down to a spicy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...potent HIV protease inhibitor (Norvir) with curry/peanut sauces it wouldn't surprise me if some patients develop some chemical interactions leading to stomach/ gut side effects. I have had some patient occasionally complain about a chinese or... Read more »

Mixing Meds with Vytorin

Is it ok to take Vytorin 10/40 while taking my HIV meds which are Ritonvr, Reyataz, Abacavir and Septra.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. It is not ok to take Vytorin with any Ritonavir (Norvir) containing regimen (this includes Kaletra ritonavir + lopinavir). Vytorin is a combination of Zetia and Zocor (simivistatin). Read more »
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...onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly), and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs. Potential drug interactions: Aptivus/Norvir interacts with many other drugs, so it is important to tell your health care... Read more »
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...anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Viramune, Sustiva, and Mycobutin (rifabutin) decrease Invirase levels. Not recommended to be used... Read more »
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...stop the medication, and seek medical attention right away. Body fat accumulation or redistribution may occur. Potential drug interactions: You should not take Rescriptor with Versed (midazolam), Halcion (triazolam), Xanax (alprazolam), Orap... Read more »
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...anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Not recommended to be taken with Kaletra. When taken with Sustiva, boost a once-daily dose of... Read more »
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Posted by markman, 3 Replies
...500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2. Reyetaz+Norvir+Truvada.....I chose the latter.....can anyone already on this regimen comment on it? I am already a slim guy 5'11... Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 1 Reply
...Hi all, my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. According Read more »

Heat Stable Norvir

Posted by upst8man
...Anyone know when heat stable norvir is coming out? It would help me and certainly many others in the world...thanks Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side Read more »