|timing of taking meds
May 24, 2012
My HIV is UD and I am fortunate to maintain normal CD4 and lab/urine results.
I am aware that one does not need to take one's meds exactly at the same time every night but is a 5 hr window still OK to remain in good health and keep the virus suppressed? Is your answer also applicable for all other once daily meds?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
One doesn't need to be precise about the exact timing of taking a once-daily medication regimen. While I'd feel a little uncomfortable with a frequent 5 hour variation in dosing of your once-daily medications (especially while initiating treatment), if your viral load is undetectable, there's probably little harm.
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