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Prescribed incorrect combination of meds

Jul 29, 2010

I'm concerned about the damages or risks for meds that I started taking over 60 days ago. What's the recommended action to start correct combination. (Prezista 1200 mg , norvir 200 mg, Truvada, Epzicom 300mg

Response from Dr. McGowan

Thanks for your post.

For someone who has never been on treatment before, or who has virus without any evidence of drug resistance, the usual doses for these medicines would be: Prezista 800 mg once a day + Norvir 100 mg once a day. Prezista can also be given 600 mg twice a day with norvir 100 mg twice a day..this sounds like what your dose should be.

We would not combine truvada and epzicom together...there are 2 drugs (lamivudine in Epzicom and emticitabine in truvada) that should not be used together..they are essentially the same. I would question your doctor about this combo and get clarification.

Best, Joe

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