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Stribild and weight gain supplements
May 26, 2013

I am taking stribild, is it safe for me to take weight gain supplements whilst I am on ARV's

Response from Mr. Vergel

Be very careful if those supplements have creatine. Stribld contains four drugs (only 3 are for HIV and one is a booster). Cobicistat (the booster) can slow down the clearance of creatine and potentially decrease your kidney function. This also applies to people taking Norvir-booster protease inhibitors.

Whey based products are OK. I strongly suggest that you carefully read labels. Or better yet, do not take those supplements and spend the money on health foods instead.


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