Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


MEDS TIMING
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.



Previous
Swalloweasy
Next
kaletra

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement