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HIV Drugs and body weight

Jul 22, 2003

Is there any research conducted on HIV drug regimen and body weight i.e should theprecribed dosage be the same irrespective of one's body weight?

Response from Dr. Wohl

Some HIV medications are dosed by body weight including d4T (Zerit) and ddI (Videx). Interestingly, these are made by the same company. Besides weight, though, there are other factors that influence drug levels including the efficiency of drug breakdown in the liver and/or kidneys.

One size probably does not fit all. Tailoring drug doses to drug levels required to suppress the virus is being actively investigated and may be playing at a clinic near you soon. DW

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