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Author Topic: can you take simastatin with atripla?  (Read 623 times)

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Offline wardp

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can you take simastatin with atripla?
« on: August 12, 2017, 11:07:49 PM »
Hi. Does anyone know if you can  take simastatin with atripla? Are there any interaction s  etc? Thank you
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld 3000. Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov.

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Re: can you take simastatin with atripla?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 03:45:01 AM »
I thought your doctor was switching you to atorvastatin?

https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2067-0,972-0,1750-0,964-2502,243-3186

This is just an online interaction checker list and not a replacement for a doctor or a qualified pharmacists. I added simvastatin, enalapril, omeprazole, Atripla (efavirenz / emtricitabine / tenofovir) and Easprin (aspirin) for you.

The problem is interactions may not be applicable depending on how/strength and when drugs are taken and may not apply to all patients, also sometimes a doctor will be taking this into account. Check with a qualified pharmacists or your doctor.

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Re: can you take simastatin with atripla?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 04:59:48 PM »
My doctor made me switch from simvastatin (Zocor) to atorvastatin (Lipitor) when I started Atripla back in 2005.  I take the 20 mg atorvastatin (same dose as I had with the simvastatin).  I have had no issues over the last 12 yrs.

Of course, that is MY doctor's recommendation for ME -- you should talk with your doctor. 

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Re: can you take simastatin with atripla?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 09:55:39 PM »
Yes I have been switched to  atorvastatin 20mg from simastatin 40mg' I had no side effects with simastatin but notice slight pain under left rib cage with atorvastatin, I may ask to be changed to mevalotin or crestor, thanks
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld 3000. Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov.

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Re: can you take simastatin with atripla?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 09:56:13 PM »
Yes I have been switched to  atorvastatin 20mg from simastatin 40mg' I had no side effects with simastatin but notice slight pain under left rib cage with atorvastatin, I may ask to be changed to mevalotin or crestor, thanks
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld 3000. Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov.

 


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