Sep 17, 2005
I've been on HAART for the last 9 months after being diagnosed HIV+ in January 2005 by the military. I was placed on Sustiva and Truvada which has worked wonders for me. My CD4 count has shot up from near AIDS to 650 and I've been undetectable since 2 weeks into therapy.
Recently I've started forgetting if I've taken my medications at night before I got to bed, since taking them has become so rote. Three times that I can remember recently I've woken up in the morning not being able to remember if I HAD taken my nightly dose, so I took them in the morning, only to discover later I had in fact taken the normal dose right before bed in addition to taking it in the morning.
Will taking once a day medications more than once per day cause a problem for me other than any obvious possible overdose issues? Could this effect how the medication works on the virus and cause resistance?
Thanks for your guidance!
| Response from Dr. Young
In the short term, double dosing shouldn't cause any toxicty (though short-term side effects might increase), nor pose problems with the antiviral action of the drugs. BY
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