|will marijuana effect abacivir or combivir?
Jan 11, 2001
i'm a healthy 20 year old hiv infected male who enjoys smoking marijuana. Due to its illegal nature i have a problem asking my military tricare doctor its effect on my current medication(abacivir and combivir) is marijuana that bad for an infected person?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your question. In general terms, marijuana should have no significant reaction with zidovudine/lamivudine (Combivir) or abacavir. My only concern with recreational drugs is the potential for overuse, leading to possible missed doses of your HIV medications. Provided that this is not a problem; the benefits for reduction in nausea and appetite stimulation can be good. Be aware that medicinal marijuana is legal in several states (including ours, Colorado); as is a pill form of the active ingredient of marijuana (Marinol). -BY
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
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