Thursday, February 25, 2010

HIV drug combination carries heart risk

From CBC News:
People taking a combination of two anti-HIV drugs may face potential heart risks, U.S. regulators say.

Invirase and Norvir are antiviral medications given together to treat HIV infection. Norvir is given at a low dose to boost the level of Invirase in the body.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that preliminary data suggests taking Invirase and Norvir together may affect electrical activity in the heart.

Both drugs are approved for use in Canada.

The FDA advised patients currently taking Invirase that they should not stop taking the drug, but to discuss any questions or concerns they have about Invirase with their doctors. CBC News - Health - HIV drug combination carries heart risk

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