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Truvada/Reyataz/Ritoniavir dose
Oct 1, 2007

i have decided to go on meds and my doc has suggested truvada, reyataz with a retonavir booster. i found out that i am resistant to the class of drugs that sustiva and viramune belong in. what do you think about the prescribed regimen? what do you feel is the necessary dosages. my cd4 is 340 and viral is 70k.. what side effects are common with this cocktail and is there any thing else i should know?

Response from Dr. Wohl

This is a good combo and the doses are standard:

Reyataz 300 mg daily Norvir 100 mg daily Truvada 1 pill daily

The major potential side effects are nausea and diarrhea. Some people get a high increase in bilirubin in their blood that can make the eyes and skin yellow tinged - this can require a change in the meds.

Do not take any medications that reduce stomach acid as Reyataz requires acid to be absorbed.

Most people do not have problems with this regimen.

DW



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