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Author Topic: Why would a paramedic need to know what HIV drugs I'm taking?  (Read 1501 times)

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Offline Esquare

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Why would a paramedic need to know what HIV drugs I'm taking?
« on: September 17, 2007, 06:11:48 PM »
My nurse told me this a while back and I just can't understand why they would need to know what type of HIV drug that I'm on. Plus I'm afraid of having a card in my wallet that says Atripla on it in the event that I leave it somewhere and some dipshit runs a google search on it and then starts a chain of events to ruin my life. I just don't trust those with ambulance businesses with this kind of information like I would a nurse or a doctor.

If say I got knocked out and I had an emergency card in my wallet that said I am allergic to sulfur and for them to call my wife at an emergency number that should take care of any questions. Is there something that I am missing here?

If for example Sustiva causes a reaction with some kind of IV life support thing that they do could I just as easy write on the emergency card to not use that particular device due to a potentially deadly drug interaction.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Why would a paramedic need to know what HIV drugs I'm taking?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007, 08:10:04 PM »


This article might give you some info :

http://www.charlydmiller.com/COMM/medquestions.html


I have a list typed up ( and laminated ) in my wallet. Which states all the medications I am on.  If my partner needed to call the paramedics for me, he also has the list of all medications I am on. Letting paramedics know what medications I on would not bother me. Would only help me in the long run.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 8/25/14,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Regretsafew

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Re: Why would a paramedic need to know what HIV drugs I'm taking?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007, 08:33:08 PM »
Paramedics  triage  for the Emergency Room.  So they need to know your medical history and your medication list. 

Offline Esquare

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Re: Why would a paramedic need to know what HIV drugs I'm taking?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 02:07:10 AM »

This article might give you some info :

http://www.charlydmiller.com/COMM/medquestions.html


I have a list typed up ( and laminated ) in my wallet. Which states all the medications I am on.  If my partner needed to call the paramedics for me, he also has the list of all medications I am on. Letting paramedics know what medications I on would not bother me. Would only help me in the long run.


Ray

Thanks.

 


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