Improved survival achieved by HIV-infected patients has complicated their medical care, as increasing numbers of comorbidities have led to polypharmacy and a higher risk of drug–drug interactions. Here, evidence is provided that weight-loss drugs should be used with caution in HIV-infected patients treated with lipophilic antiretroviral drugs because of the risk of virologic failure. This is particularly relevant considering that these agents are available on the market as over-the-counter medications, thus escaping the control of the physician.

Loss of Control of HIV Viremia With OTC Weight-Loss Drugs: A Call for Caution? / D. Cattaneo, A. Giacomelli, C. Gervasoni. - In: OBESITY. - ISSN 1930-7381. - 26:8(2018 Aug), pp. 1251-1252. [10.1002/oby.22240]

Loss of Control of HIV Viremia With OTC Weight-Loss Drugs: A Call for Caution?

A. Giacomelli
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2018-08

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Improved survival achieved by HIV-infected patients has complicated their medical care, as increasing numbers of comorbidities have led to polypharmacy and a higher risk of drug–drug interactions. Here, evidence is provided that weight-loss drugs should be used with caution in HIV-infected patients treated with lipophilic antiretroviral drugs because of the risk of virologic failure. This is particularly relevant considering that these agents are available on the market as over-the-counter medications, thus escaping the control of the physician.
Medicine (miscellaneous); Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Endocrinology; Nutrition and Dietetics
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