|what do i do
Jul 30, 2005
i am curently seeing a patient who has chronic renal failure not yet on dialysis latest creatinine value 1900mmom/l,urea 46iu is it possible to start haart and how urgent answer needed in 24hhrs please
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Yes, it is entirely possible to treat persons with end-stage renal failure on dialysis. There are a number of antiretroviral medications that require dose modification (mostly nucleosides) and others, like NNRTIs and PIs that don't. Be aware that most fixed-dose combination pills are not recommended in renal failure because of the inability to adjust the dose.
We've treated many such patients over the years without significant difficulty. BY
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