Alcohol and meds
Mar 27, 2002
I never miss a dose of Combivir -- so adherence is not a problem. (I'm taking AZT and 3TC as PEP, 11 does so far.) But occasionally I'll take the the drug on a relatively empty stomach with several (3 or 4) alcoholic drinks. I'm aware of the potential for toxicity and liver/pancreas problems. What I'd like to know is whether alcohol reduces or renders ineffective, in any way, the antiretroviral activity of these drugs. PLEASE answer, I'm scared.
Response from Dr. Boyle
Moderate amounts of alcohol should not affect the effectiveness of these medications, unless it makes you forget to take them.
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