This toolbox on the next page is meant to be used as a quick reference when determining the level of evidence for and severity of drug interactions between antiretroviral therapy and psychotropic medications. A key is included describing each level of evidence and the various colors used in the document.

As you are working with individuals living with mental illness, you will find the NAMI Medication Fact Sheets developed by CPNP members to be helpful in educating your patients about their medications.


Key for level of evidence

  • (A)Theoretical evidence only, usually not been studied

  • (B) Information from Prescribing Information Sheets from the manufacturer

  • (C) Clinical Stud(ies) beyond what is mentioned in the Prescriber's Information

Color code