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Complera and Batrim DS
Apr 4, 2012

Can I take both these medications together? Per my doctor's orders I have been taking bactrim for a week now. She wanted me to take bactrim first before I start complera to see if I would have a bad reaction to it. Many praises to God, I did not have a bad reaction to bactrim. I was just wondering if it is ok to take both medications together at the same time? For example, when I eat my 400 or more calorie meal to take complera can I pop the bactrim with it?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

In short, yes. TMP-SMX (Bactrim/Septra/Cotrimoxazole) can be taken with HIV medications, it's actually recommended for all persons with CD4 counts less than 200. There are no diet restrictions to taking Bactrim.

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