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Throwing up within minutes after taking meds
Mar 5, 2006

If one throws up within a few minutes after taking meds (3tc, d4t and stocrin), should you immediately take it again or wait until the next normal time?

Response from Dr. Henry

Good question. It is important not to totally miss entire doses very frequently (very true of Stocrine based regimens). If you are throwing up the pill fragments that is an urgent problem that needs to be addressed with your HIV specialist. A wide range of anti-nausea meds are available to diminish/stop nauseas due to medication (which often will diminish over time). If the nausea/vomiting occurs occasionally it is OK to wait for the next dose to see if you stomach has settled down though your HIV specialist should to informed of the situation. KH

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