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
Ask the Experts About

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

is cereal enough?

Sep 6, 2001

hello doctors,

i have been taking my morning dose of kaletra with breakfast, with consists of a bowl of cereal, a bowl of oatmeal, or a fruit and an energy bar (balance, protein plus, etc.). is that enough to meet the food requiremnet or do I have to eat a piggy breakfast with it? dinner is usually not a problem, since it is generally more substantial. I am wondering if I am compromising the effectiveness of kaletra and thus heading down the resistance


Response from Dr. Cohen

So is this a bowl of cereal and a bowl of oatmeal too? Or just cereal? And if so, just what kinda bowl size are talking about? I mean is this one of this gigantic bowls for four, or something the size of a hard boiled egg? And then there is the cereal choice - we talking Count Chocula or something adult like Whole Wheat Chex? Or maybe even 100% bran with bran flakes and crispy bran topping, seasoned with sweetened bran syrup... for those in search of "regularity"...

The short answer is that any food is likely enough. No study has yet been done to truly define the lower limit of how much food is food - but even a small amount should be fine. Even fruit and a bar should be fine.

Latest thoughts on possibility of eradication?
2 regime only

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



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 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