|emtriva side effects
Oct 2, 2004
I was diagnosed positive in May, 2002. currently on this drug regimen: Emtriva, Lexiva and Viread, with Norvir as a boost. Norvir and Lexiva, the dosage is split day and night time. However, when I take my daytime dosage (Emtriva, Lexiva, Viread and Norvir) with food, within thirty minutes I'm running to the bathroom with soft stool. I found out, one day I took Lexiva at night with Emtriva and Norvir and had no problems. My question is whether I can take Lexiva at night or do I need to take it with the daytime combination of drugs? Viral load is undetectable and white blood cell count was above 700. thank you.
| Response from Dr. Conway
The regimen that you are taking can be consumed as a once daily combination, which would be only 6 pills. You can take it all together at night if you wish. This may well help alleviate the side effects, as I wonder if the soft stool you are having is due to the meal that you are consuming in the morning, rather than the medications. Why don't you give it a try, since this is a regimen that is working so well for you.
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