How does Isentress interact with other medications or food?

Isentress must be taken with other HIV medications in order to efficiently prevent HIV from spreading in the body. However, it may negatively react with a number of other medications. Ask your doctor if Isentress treatment is safe if you are currently taking the antibiotic medication rifampin, as this may decrease the effectiveness of your treatment; atazanavir; cholesterol medications, such as atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin; stomach medications, such as cimetidine, famotidine, omeprazole and lansoprazole; seizure medications, such as phenobarbital and phenytoin; and tipranavir. Tell your doctor if you are taking any herbal or dietary supplements, vitamins or over-the-counter medications. Because little is known about the long-term effects of Isentress, tell your doctor if you drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or take any illegal drugs. Do not start another medication during Isentress treatment or stop taking it without talking to your doctor first. Isentress is not known to interact with food.

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