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Author Topic: Doxepin & HIV Med Interactions ?  (Read 1356 times)

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Offline rd

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Doxepin & HIV Med Interactions ?
« on: December 31, 2010, 05:10:07 PM »
Have been on a stable regimin of Isentress/Viread/Epivir/Ziagen and recently added low dose 3 mg Doxepin for insomnia (Silenor).  None of these are supposed to react with one another (at least it looks that way on paper and drug databases), but I began getting an itchy bump or itchy patch here and there on tender skin areas such as under forearms and under upper arms.  It's a not a major "rash", but it concerns me.    I like Silenor; I sleep wonderfully now, and I feel better the next day than I ever did with Ambian and Lunesta, but I am concerned about this skin sensitivity.  Does anyone have any comments on or insight into what may be going on with this combo ?  Any advice would be greatly apreciated.   BTW: I haven't spoken to my HIV doc YET about this, because it's my guess he's probably gonna want me to discontinue the Silenor.  
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010, 08:38:53 PM by rd »

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Re: Doxepin & HIV Med Interactions ?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 12:18:45 PM »

Isentress is a newish drug so all the interactions are not known. Just because the literature doesn't record one for Dopexin doesn't mean there isn't one.

But, skin rash is a fairly common side effect of Dopexin, so it may not be an interaction at all...as ever with a new medicine, side effects are often worse at the beginning and the rash may well pass as your body adjusts to taking it.

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