News on the best combo for first timers.
Apr 1, 2004
Hi, There has been recent news about taking ZDV,3TC, and EFV for patients starting meds for the first time. This combo is supposed to be the most efficient and with low toxicity. What do you think? And can this combo be taken once a day?
Response from Dr. Lee
This combo is a good option for beginning therapy. BUT DO NOT TAKE IT ONCE A DAY! ZDV (AZT, Retrovir) has not been suggested as a once daily dosing. The suggested dosing for ZDV is every 12 hours or twice daily. Although the other meds in the combo may be taken in once daily dosing. Remember, it is important to take the medications carefully and by the clock.
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