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Statins and Protease Inhbitors

Statins are one of the most widely prescribed class of drugs. I wondering how many here taking Incivek or Victrellis were questioned about whether they take a statin by the doctor prescribing their protease inhibitor.

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1815939 tn?1377995399
No one specifially asked me if I was taking a statin. But the case manager did tell me to bring in every single drug I was taking, including all over the counter meds and all supplements. In addition, my chart is computerized so, unless a doc outside of that clinic system prescribed a statin, they would already have it on record.

I voted yes, I was asked, even though no one actually said, "Are you taking a statin."

148588 tn?1465782409
That's probably a safe assumption on your part since the inadvisability of mixing PIs with statins is old news. I'm more curious about what alternatives were offered to people who were taking a statin before tx.
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I remember filling out the usual InTake forms, where I listed all the medications I was on, on the first appt at my Treatment Clinic.
   But then, also, when I ordered my meds ( Pegasys, Ribavirin and Victrelis) from the Specialty Pharmacy, I spoke with a very nice Pharmacist, who also asked me to list any and all medications I was on.
  When I told her I was not on any other medications she said, "okay, good", and I liked the way she was very careful and specific about that question~
766573 tn?1365170066
I wasn't asked but I have been seeing my GI since 2003. Even when I wasn't treating I would see him once a year so he already knew I was not taking a statin. I was taking anti-seizure medication at the beginning of 2011 and he cautioned me about the interaction between it & Incivek. I don't take that med anymore :)
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I wasn't taking anything but an aleve every once in a while, but no was not asked about a statin.
1654058 tn?1407162666
Read this n thot today... The miracle mouth wash has Nystatin. Same thing? Of course u don't swallow.. Still....
Karen :)
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