|dear doc Wohl
Apr 22, 2008
I been on Kaletra+ Combivir for almost one year and half with CD4 of 630 and undetectable but side effects are many expecially diarrhea wich i dont manage anymore. I want to stop medications now.Can you, pls, tell me in wich order should I stop so i dont develop drug ressistance? First Kaletra or Combivir or both at once? If I will be lucky and stay a few years off meds you think would still these drugs work for me? What if I will keep only kaletra as monotherapy? Pls, give me an advice and thank you
| Response from Dr. Wohl
If you must stop these meds you can do so at once without staggering.
A bigger question is whether you can switch to another medication instead of Kaletra as that is likely what you are reacting to? I would not recommend going to Kaletra alone. Also, many people get relief from anti-diarrheal medications like immodium or lomotil. Some even use prescription opium. Have you tried these?
Don't do anything without speaking with your HIV specialist.
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