|pep doseage confusion Indinavir 2 or 3 times day?
Aug 24, 2005
Been prescribed PEP Combivir and Indinavir both at 2 doses per day.
However have read here and at WHO website that Indinavir should be taken 3 times daily.
Currently taking 2 times. Up dosage to three times day?
many, many thanks.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The correct dose of indinavir is 800 mg every eight hours in a fasting state (one hour before or two hours after a meal). You should also drink at least six eight-ounce glasses of water per day (48 oz) to prevent indinavir-associated kidney stones. Twice per day dosing is possible, but only when indinavir is combined with ritonavir (either 400 mg ritonavir plus 400 mg indinavir or 100 mg ritonavir plus 800 mg indinavir).
There are a number of non-indinavir containing PEP regimens that can be taken twice per day.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Itchy Skin Could I Have Acute HIV Infection
- Jock Itch Could I Have Acute HIV Infection
- White Tongue Could I Have Acute HIV Infection
- Dry Cough After Insertive Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Itchy Balls After Licking Genital Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Itchy Vagina After Condom Inside Out Sign Of HIV AIDS
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.