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Drug interactions are common among older adults receiving antiretroviral therapies


A cross-sectional observational study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes involving 744 patients with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment and at least one nonantiretroviral medication showed that more than one-half of these patients had at least one or more potential drug–drug interactions (DDIs), with a higher risk of interactions observed for those receiving five or more medications.