Jun 20, 2001
When I started my MEDS in April of this year, I had a CD4 of 357 and a viral load of 24,000. After a month, my CD4 has gone up to 457 (whcih my doc told me he excepted) and my viral load went to undetectable (whcih I was surprised to hear). I am on COMBIVIR and SUSTIVA. My morning dose is between 6:30-7:00am (Combivir) and my night time dose is before I go to bed, 11:00-11:30 (Combivir and Sustiva). I have seen so mnay posting regarding timing and when to take the meds to stay adherent and not to become resistant. Should I move the second Combivir dose to between 7:00-9:00pm? When given the perscription, there wasn't anything stating that Combivir needed to be taken every 12 hours.
Your opinion please
Wondering in the Bronx
| Response from Dr. Boyle
There is no specific data that give the answer to this question. I doubt, however, that the dosing schedule you are on poses a problem. If you can, try to get close to taking the combivir every 12 hours, but I think the most important aspect of your taking your medications is to make sure that you never miss as single dose. Good luck for continued success.
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