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Does drinking grapefruit juice affect aee inhibitors?

Does drinking grapefruit juice affect aee inhibitors?

Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit juice blocks special enzymes in the wall of the small intestine that actually destroys many medications and prevents their absorption into the body. Thus, smaller amounts of the drugs get into the body than are ingested. When the action of this enzyme is blocked, more of the drugs get into the body and the blood levels of these medications increase. This can lead to toxic side effects. ...Read more

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How does sovaldi work differently than interferon against hcv?

How does sovaldi work differently than interferon against hcv?

Yes: They are different family of medications. Sovaldi is what is called an ns5b inhibitor (suppresses viral replication), and interferon is an "immunomodulator", it enhances your own body cells to attack certain cells. Sovaldi is a very potent and effective new medication against hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Father has hepatitis b his alpha feto protein increase from11767 to26434 iu/ml while taking medicines sorafenib200 , entacavir, daflon500, udiliv300 why?

Father has hepatitis b his alpha feto protein increase from11767 to26434 iu/ml while taking medicines sorafenib200 , entacavir, daflon500, udiliv300 why?

AFP elevation: Given your father's history of chronic hbv infection and elevated afp, he is likely to also have hepatocellular carcinoma. With that high level, this is almost conclusive of malignancy. Suggest to discuss with your physicians in the local area for further care. ...Read more

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Can HIV meds-combivir and sustiva (efavirenz) affect ones blood sugar levels? Viral load undet., t-cell 800+. Thanks.

Can HIV meds-combivir and sustiva (efavirenz) affect ones blood sugar levels? Viral load undet., t-cell 800+. Thanks.

Sustiva (efavirenz) side effects: Possibly. The longer you are on sustiva (efavirenz) (especially) your sugars and lipids may be affected. But, given your age, diet and or the lack of exercise is the main reason for blood sugar troubles. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant.Elevated liver enzymes,AST-33, ALT-52; HepB and Hep C negative. Any concern? Will my baby be fine?

34 weeks pregnant.Elevated liver enzymes,AST-33, ALT-52; HepB and Hep C negative. Any concern? Will my baby be fine?

It is important: to evaluate increases in transaminases that become elevated in pregnancy. Liver disease can develop and progress when a woman is pregnant.Your values are not extraordinarily concerning, but they should be followed up with retesting within a week or two. If there is a problem, it is more likely to be related to your health than your baby's. Make sure you/your doctor stay on top of this. Good wishes ...Read more

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Advia hep. C antibody +,HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep. C antibody -, HCV RNA -. 2 hep C Ab Verification tests-.Can above person donate blood?

Advia hep. C antibody +,HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep. C antibody -, HCV RNA -. 2 hep C Ab Verification tests-.Can above person donate blood?

May be: You ought to disclose these results to the blood bank so that they may make a determination on your eligibility to donate along with other health factors. I commend you for considering doing your civic duty. ...Read more

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Will fresh grapefruit or juice interact with Paxil (paroxetine) and/or lamictal?

Will fresh grapefruit or juice interact with Paxil (paroxetine) and/or lamictal?

No: Grapefruit (juice) does not interfere with the metabolism of either Paxil (paroxetine) or lamictal. The two drugs do not interfere with either's metabolism. ...Read more

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Can we take cherries if taking coumadin, (warfarin) hving gall bladder stone, hepc, liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006?

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Can we take cherries if taking coumadin, (warfarin) hving gall bladder stone, hepc, liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006?

Ok to have cherries: The average amount of vitamin k in 3 oz of cherries, is less than 2 micrograms of vitamin k. In contrast, green leafy vegetables, such as spinach have 444 micrograms in less than 2 oz. So you should be able to have cherries without much impact on the Coumadin (warfarin) dose and inr levels. ...Read more

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Hepa b carrier.Taking viread, (tenofovir) hbv-dna 43iu/ml feb 2013. Ok to take creatine bcaa glutamine whey protein for bodybuilding? And garcinia gambogia? Thank

Treating Hepatitis B: The answer to this question lies with the doctor who is prescribing you viread (tenofovir). Viread (tenofovir) can be very hard on one's kidneys. If there is any worry about your kidneys then this creatine is probably not a wise decision. ...Read more

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Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cure hep c???

Can sovaldi and Ribavirin cure hep c???

Yes: It can...but better still Harvoni has a 96% cure rate with 8-12 weeks of treatment with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Why HCV attack on liver?

Why HCV attack on liver?

Hepstitid: Because these viruses evolved to preferentially attack the liver. Probably for nutritional needs and metabolic needs of the virus, . ...Read more

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Can you drink grapefruit juice with taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Can you drink grapefruit juice with taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Yes you can: Statin (short for a class cholesterol drug with generic/medical name ending with statin such as Atorvastatin (lipitor) or Simvastatin (zocor) or Rosuvastatin (crestor). Zocor (simvastatin) has significant interaction with grapefruit/juice but fortunately Crestor should be fine. So, drink on. Eat well, exercise regularly, and follow-up wit doc for periodic lab testing/monitoring. Good luck. ...Read more

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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Many side effects: Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) has many side effects and some side effects like headache and neuropathy, anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, hepatic toxicity and lactic acidosis and loss of appetite and loss of weight to list a few can make you stop the cmbivir compond. ...Read more

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Do grapefruit juice and omeprazole interact?

Do grapefruit juice and omeprazole interact?

Yes.: Grapefuit and grapefruit juice have the potential to interact with numerous drugs. They interfere with hepatic and intestinal enzyme cytochrome p450 isoform cyp3a4 and are believed to be primarily responsible for the effects of grapefruit on the enzyme. Omeprazole (prilosec) is one of the drugs that is affected. ...Read more

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Do HIV drug regiments cause liver and/or kidney damage?

Do HIV drug regiments cause liver and/or kidney damage?

HIV med/liver damage: Yes; different regimens/medications carry different risks/side effects, but in general there is an association with these classes of medications and liver/renal dysfunction. They should be taken only as directed and their use should be monitored with the ppropriate lab tests recommended. ...Read more

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Will there be any negative consequences of drinking grapefruit juice on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Will there be any negative consequences of drinking grapefruit juice on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Possibly: Grapefruit juice can interfere with Lipitor (atorvastatin) breakdown thereby increasing the concentration and potency of Lipitor (atorvastatin) which can have negative consequences. ...Read more

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I know grapefruit juice is prohibited when taking buspar, (buspirone) so I'd be fine drinking regular grape juice? And other fruit juices?

I know grapefruit juice is prohibited when taking buspar, (buspirone) so I'd be fine drinking regular grape juice? And other fruit juices?

Milk or food.: The issue with using any acidic drink is that it enhances the amount of the active substance to enter the system. Best to stick to ph neutral items like water, milk or food when taking medications. ...Read more

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