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Need some advise about crixivan
Jun 10, 2012

Hello,

im now taking crixivan 400mg per 8hours daily + combivir 2x daily + Tenvir 1x daily .. i have set time each tablet take separately .. i have problem i still got heavy vomit each time i eat the medicine.. i think i vomit because of crixivan.. do i have any other way to take the crixivan without to swollen the pills.. can i open the capsul n mix with juice or something to make it feel better?

Response from Dr. McGowan

Hi,

The usual dose of Crixivan is 800 mg (2 capsules) every 8 hours, it should be taken on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal). Alternatively, Crixivan may be administered with other liquids such as skim milk, juice (avoid with grapefruit juice which may effect the blood levels), coffee, or tea, or with a light meal (e.g., dry toast with jelly, juice, and coffee with skim milk and sugar; corn flakes, skim milk and sugar. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (http://www.ismp.org/tools/donotcrush.pdf), the Crixivan capsule coould be opened and mixed with a fruit puree, such as banana.

Joe



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