Swallowing problem URGENT please
Apr 18, 2013
My regimen is darunavir + norvir once a day. I'm on monotherapy and so far everything is fine. I'm still undetectable since the beginning in September 2012. Two days ago I had problems in swallowing the norvir pill which remained on my tongue for 7-8 seconds approx. My concern is that the pill melted partially on my tongue and that I swallowed a reduced dose inferior to 100 mg. Is this possible? I know that pills are coated with a protective film, but how long does this film resist in a wet environment like the mouth? Should I be concerned?
Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
You're on a somewhat unorthodox (but common in Europe) boosted PI monotherapy regimen-- it's interesting to know that you're virus is suppressed on this regimen.
There's no problem with having the tablet partially dissolve on your tongue at all- so worry not.
Be well, BY
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