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Question on taking VIREAD.
Dec 18, 2009

Dear Dr. McGoverm,

My Dr. prescribed VIREAD for treating my HBV recently but he asked me to take it twice a day. I know this medicine supposed to be taken once a day. I am wondering why he is doing it. I have been taken Hepsera and EPIVIR HVB for 3 years and he is switching to this new medicine. My blood test is very normal and DNA is not detectable since I started to take other two medicine. Please advice.

Thanks a lot and best wishes.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would definitely speak to your physician right away regarding the dosing. It should be once daily...

Your non-detectable HBV DNA is good news. Congrats...

am positive
Missed dose of Atripla

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