Drug-Drug Interactions Are Common with HIV Medications

May 5, 2014 | Physician Practice News

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​Providers should be aware of the high likelihood for drug-drug interactions in patients on HIV medications, suggest the authors of a case study in the April 2014 issue of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's WebM&M. The case involves a 42-year-old man with AIDS who sought treatment for acute sciatic pain. The patient was referred by his primary care provider to a spine orthopedist to manage the sciatica. The spine surgeon administered an injection of epidural triamcinolone, after which the patient complained of symptoms suggesting Cushing syndrome.

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