|Alternating weeks with meds
Dec 26, 2006
I have a friend who is taking meds for a week, then he's off for a week, and resuming, etc. Is this a viable option? Can people be prescribed this regimen?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Is your friend following his HIV treater's instructions? or has he employed this dosing strategy on his own?
Dosing with on-and-off schedules are not recommended (though employed in some clnical studies).
I wouldn't recommend this because of the potential risk of developing drug resistance and treatment failure.
Hope this helps. BY
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