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Tummy Troubles

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Drug Trafficking

by Staff

You can avoid problems by learning about potential interactions with your HIV meds

Some HIV specialists recommend that you “brown bag” all the drugs you take on a regular basis (including herbs, vitamins and OTC products) and bring them to your next doctor’s appointment so they can be added to your medical chart and checked for potential interactions. Your pharmacist can be helpful too. The list below shows how heartburn and GERD medications can interact with drugs to treat HIV. Tell your doctor right away if any of the drugs listed are part of your regimen.

Antacids & HIV Drugs
Alka Seltzer, Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Rolaids, etc.

Even antacids can interact with prescription drugs. Tell your doctor if you take antacids regularly. HIV meds that can interact with antacids include:

  • Agenerase (amprenavir)—should be taken at least one hour apart
  • Crixivan (indinavir sulfate)—should be taken at least one hour apart
  • Rescriptor (delavirdine)—should be taken at least one hour apart
  • Reyataz (atazanavir)—should be taken two hours before or one hour after antacids

H2 Blockers & HIV Drugs
Axid, Pepcid, Tagamet, Zantac

HIV meds that can interact with H2 Blockers include:
  • Crixivan (indinavir sulfate)—do not take together
  • Rescriptor (delavirdine)—do not take together
  • Reyataz (atazanavir)—take as far apart as possible (12 hours)

HIV meds that may be used with H2 blockers, but require caution:
  • Lexiva (fosamprenavir)—may be used with caution

Proton Pump Inhibitors & HIV Drugs
Aciphex, Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix, Prilosec

HIV meds that can interact with PPIs include:
  • Crixivan (indinavir sulfate)—do not take together
  • Rescriptor (delavirdine)—do not take together
  • Reyataz (atazanavir)—do not take together

HIV meds that may be used with PPIs, but require caution:
  • Lexiva (fosamprenavir)—may be used with caution



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