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Author Topic: Norvir and injectable steroids  (Read 1000 times)

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Offline gordonh28

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Norvir and injectable steroids
« on: April 08, 2009, 10:38:56 PM »
I was recently at the HIH in Bethesda, and the HIV specialist I had for my yearly check up ( required when you are in a study ) mentioned a conflict with taking Norvir and getting steroid injections, I.E. for arthritis in the knee or injected in to the lower spine for pain control?
Does anyone know anything about this? No big surprise, my hiv Dr. and the NIH are not getting back to me as fast as I need them too.
Gordonh28 ( Al )

I have been in St Pete, Fl. for 9 years.
Moved here from Miami, I lived there for 12 years. (Diagnosed in 1995)

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Re: Norvir and injectable steroids
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 08:30:43 AM »
Dexamethasone, fluticasone, prednisone may need a lower dose because Norvir delays their excretion from the body.

Whether a lower dose is needed can only be found by trial and error since the interaction depends on both how much Norvir you're on and how your pwn personal liver processes drugs.

Hope this helps

- matt
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