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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