Meals & Meds
Jul 18, 2001
I am taking the following antivirals. I wanted to know if I can take them together. (Question includes times and meals/snack interaction)
I am taking Norvir 400mg (4 pills), Viracept 750mg (3 pills), Abavicar 300mg (1 pill) at 10:00am with a small bowl of oatmeal and 10:00pm with a light snack (half of an orange & a few crackers.
Then Sustiva at 12:00am.
Should I be taking Norvir and Viracept at different times, I just read that Norvir needs to be taken with a meal, and viracept needs to be taken with a light snack.
Abavicar and Sustive can be taken with juice, milk or a coke. I hope this is correct because I have been on these meds for over a week now.
My Dr. said the Norvir was to boost the Viracept levels, hope I am taking these correct.
Thanks for you help!
Response from Dr. Boyle
The Norvir (ritonavir) and Viracept (nelfinavir) can be taken at the same time with a meal (even more than you are currently eating). Most clinicians do not use Norvir to boost Viracept levels, since the elevation is not that impressive and the side effects and toxicities of Norvir are relatively significant. Your current schedule for ziagen (abacavir) and Sustiva (efavirenz) are fine.
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