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Stop taking one of the meds
May 17, 2006

I sent a question about stop taking the combivir. I stopped for a week and my face cleared up. Once I started it up again my face broke out twice as bad. Does this mean that I should ask the doctor about another replacement.

Response from Dr. Henry

Absolutely for at least several reasons: 1) to find a medicine not linked to your facial condition, and 2) need to stay on effctive medicine to avoid drug resistance and failure of your treatment. KH

Flush Face?
when should one quit working?

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