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Using Antacid

Dec 17, 2012

Hi Doc,

I am newly Diagnosed of HIV and currently taking LAMIVUDINE ZIDOVUDINE and EFAVIRENZ. I just would like to ask if it is ok to take a ANTACID med. I don't know but recently, I am feeling weird about my stomach.

I would really appreciate your timely response.

Thank you,


Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

While some HIV medications (such as atazanavir, and Complera) can interact with certain antacids, your regimen isn't one of them. Also, with many HIV medications, if dosed with food, many gastrointestinal side effects are lessened.

I hope that helps. BY

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