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Author Topic: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)  (Read 4059 times)

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Offline PeteNYNJ

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truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« on: April 01, 2010, 03:23:39 PM »
Hello

I have been taking Advil for two days with a sore shoulder when I thought maybe I should look up if there is a drug interaction.  I checked out the tools and here and it says that Advil and truvada are a major interaction.

I will obviously stop using it but was wondering if I may have screwed up the levels of truvada in my blood due to taking Advil.

Also, what OTC pain reliever can I take with truvada and Kaletra?  I tend to avoid Tylenol in general due to its toxicity on the liver and I am aspirin sensitive.  Alleve makes me itchy.  Should I just grin and bear it?

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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 03:57:52 PM »
Wow.  I don't know the answer to your question, but I sure will be interested in finding out what it is.  I'm on Truvada as well, and never knew there was any drug interaction with Advil.   
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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 04:06:06 PM »
I take Truvada and I make a point of avoiding all NSAIDs. Others who take Truvada are not as strict about it as I am but there have been studies showing an adverse effect on kidney function when combining Truvada and NSAIDs.

I think if it's taken once in a while and in moderation, it's probably fine. Even though acetaminophen goes through the liver, unless you have major liver issues, and as long as you are moderate about it, it's probably better to take acetaminophen (as opposed to NSAIDs) if you're taking Truvada.

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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 04:12:48 PM »
Yeah I wouldn't get too worked up over this Pete.  As long as you're not taking handfuls of advil at a time and your liver and kidney function is fine I think you'll be okay, just don't take 8 a day for months at a time.

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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 04:51:09 PM »
I've had prescription strength ibuprophin doled out by my doctor while on truvada.  It's not a big deal.
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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 05:34:49 PM »



    Pete, Like the others said I don't think it is a big deal.  Just don't do like I did the time I had a toothache and popped 34 Motrin in 8 hrs., this is where probems start.
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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 12:44:52 AM »
Tylenol is still one of the safest pain meds.  Most of the problems are when people take too much--some doing this by mistake not realizing other meds have tylenol in them.  I know issues have occurred when taking with alcohol. 

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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 12:50:29 AM »
Tylenol is still one of the safest pain meds.  Most of the problems are when people take too much--some doing this by mistake not realizing other meds have tylenol in them.  I know issues have occurred when taking with alcohol. 

Paracetamol (aka acetaminophen) can be liver toxic when used in excess (>4000mg per day in an adult male) or for an extended period. That limit needs to be weighed against other hepato taxing medications.

When it comes to muscular-skeletal pain a NSAID is preferred to paracetamol for anodyne effect.

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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 02:28:48 AM »
I also avoid NSAIDS . Don't take em. Too worried about kidney damage. Kinda sucks I'm sure they might relieve some joint pain but would need to take them daily and that's just not gonna work for me.
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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 11:33:04 PM »
I have fatty liver disease so I avoid Tylenol.

The advil may due some kidney damage but damn, it works.

BTW  - I think I spelt ibuprophin wrong.  I think it is ibuprofen.

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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2010, 06:26:15 AM »
I'm on Truvada and I take Ibuprophen daily-600 mgs twice a day.  Along with all the other meds I take, I try to drink a lot of water.  I don't know if the water helps or not, but it can't hurt.
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Re: truvada and advil (ibuprophin)
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2010, 02:02:34 AM »
I have fatty liver disease so I avoid Tylenol.

The advil may due some kidney damage but damn, it works.

BTW  - I think I spelt ibuprophin wrong.  I think it is ibuprofen.

Okay, I understand now.  Well, you don't want to suffer in pain.  I would think there should be something that is safe for you and maybe Advil is okay.  I know I've worried about Tylenol over the years since having back surgery.  I've taken it for years and also in the narcotic form when my back gets really bad.  I worry about my liver, but my numbers are always excellent except twice when slightly elevated.  I never take more than the daily allowed amount.

I can totally understand not wanting to take that with fatty liver.  I hope you can get something that is safe and will provide you relief.

 


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