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isentress+truvada timing

May 22, 2013

I am taking isentress and truvada as follows. 8am isentress 15pm truvada 8pm isentress I have not received further instructions from my doctor; but some people are advising me to take truvada with the 8am isentress pill. This is my second week of treatment and I do not think I am experiencing any side effects (maybe some diarrhoea). Do you think it is important to change it? or should I leave as it is? Thanks a lot.

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

I agree. There's no need to separate your medications. You could simplify your life by combining your Truvada with one of your Isentress doses. That way, you'd only be taking medications twice daily.

Typically people have an easier time being adherent to their medications if taken once- (or in your case, twice daily, compared with three times daily.

I'd recommend going for the twice daily schedule.

I hope that's helpful, BY

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