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Author Topic: stribild and alcohol  (Read 4424 times)

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Offline Fly4awhiteguy

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stribild and alcohol
« on: June 06, 2014, 03:44:42 AM »
Hey everyone,

I'm just wondering for anyone else who's taking stribild if you have any problems when it comes to drinking alcohol. I know were not supposed to drink much because of the liver - but I used to be able to drink a bottle of wine without much more than getting a light buzz. After a little over 3 months of being on the pills I haven't been able to drink much without vomiting. I'm talking 2 glasses of wine and I lose my entire supper. I'm really not sure what's going on.

Would appreciate any insight!
Diagnosed November 2013 - vl 32,000+ cd4 545
February 2014 - vl 45,000+ cd4 350 (started stribild)
April 2014 - vl 50 cd4 687

Offline MrPOZ

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Re: stribild and alcohol
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 05:39:10 PM »
It's the Cobistat in Stribild!  Cobistat slows down an enzyme in the liver so one of the other drugs stays in your bloodstream all day.  That same liver enzyme is involved in processing alcohol for some people (like me) and I get hammered much faster and have much worse hangovers. You need to drink less, dude.

The good news is that the enzyme also slows down how how fast Viagra is processed so you only need to take a half a pill and you stay harder longer (not to get too graphic but I wanted to highlight one of few good things about being HIV+ and older).
Diagnosed 1/17/2014 VL 157K CD4 200
Start Stribild 2/7/2014
3/23/14   VL  95 CD4 323
4/28/14   VL<48 CD4 300
8/6/14              CD4 413
12/2/14            CD4 494
3/11/15            CD4 355
7/2/15              CD4 366
10/29/15          CD4 406

Offline fgh12

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Re: stribild and alcohol
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 08:38:27 PM »

Well too be honest I haven't noticed anything. I've started Stribild about 1 month ago and I drank a lot of wine in the past 1.5 week, but I didn't have any symptoms.
But I have to say that before Stribild I could drink all I want and not throw up either, so maybe I have a hard working liver....... I have heard from friends on Atripla that you indeed get drunk faster.

Offline Fly4awhiteguy

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Re: stribild and alcohol
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 12:12:29 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I had a feeling it wasn't just all in my head.
Diagnosed November 2013 - vl 32,000+ cd4 545
February 2014 - vl 45,000+ cd4 350 (started stribild)
April 2014 - vl 50 cd4 687


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