|Combivir taken about 30 minutes after food
Nov 4, 2008
Hi Dr. wish you long life in helping HIV people, your are great. I have two questions: 1- all informations point that Combivir can be taking with or without food, (with food is clearly understandable) while without food can have several interpretations such as a/empty stomach b/before food c/ after food. I am taking mine about 20 to 30 minutes after foods, is that OK, 2/What is the best way to take it to make sure that someone has the best effect of it? Thank you very much
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
There is no dietary restriction or requirement when taking Combivir (AZT+3TC), though some patients report fewer side effects if the medication is taken with food. (I'll assume that you're taking a 3rd drug in addition to the 2 in Combivir- this is highly recommended).
The best way to measure the effect of treatments is to obtain routine laboratory and clinical monitoring. This is typically done within the first 2-8 weeks after starting treatment and then every 3-4 months thereafter.
I hope this helps, BY
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