|Oatmeal and absorption
Apr 16, 2009
I just started a regimin of atazanavir/ritonovir with truvada. My question: Can taking these (or any) medications with a big bowl of oatmeal reduce their absorption? I have read that the soluble fiber in oatmeal prevents a certain amount of fat absorption in the gut - Could it have the same effect on medications, particularly on those medications that require dietary fat to be properly absorbed?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
Yes, it's important to take your Reyataz (atazanavir) with meals; fortunately, I'm not aware of any reason why oatmeal should interfere with absorption of your HIV medications.
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