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Nutritional supplements
Mar 15, 2007

I am currently on efavirenz, lamivudine and didanosine and I find exercise a good way of ameliorating many of the side effects I have experienced. Some folks recommend nutritional supplements such as whey powder or creatinine as adjuncts to exercise to help build and keep muscle. Do these kinds of products have any potential ill effects for HIV+ people on or off meds?

Response from Dr. Henry

I am not aware of any good documentation of serious problems taking creatine proteinupplements or whey powder while taking your particular HIV regimen. Your should inform your HIV specialist of what products you are taking so that he/she can monitor for any untoward/unexpected problems. KH

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