Creatinine Levels

Question

I'm a 62 year old male who has been positive for 9 years. I'm in good health, T-cells 1200. All of my other labs are in the good range. However, I can't seem to get my creatinine level down to the normal range. My last labs had my level at 1.42. My meds include: tivicay 50mg, reyataz 300mg, norvir 100mg, divovan 80mg, crestor 10mg, xanax. I've cut out the use of advil, but still take tylenol when needed for headaches. My question is, what else can I do to help bring my creatinine level down to the normal level of at 1.3? Thank you.

Answer

Hard to say why the increase. Although that increase is not all that significant, particularly (and sorry) given your age. It doesn't appear to be any of your meds, although you didn't indicate whether any on the list were started between the time your creatinine was 1.3 until now when it is 1.4. Good hydration, and cutting down on things like advil is a good thing.