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Ester-C vitamin supplement
Jan 2, 2009

Hi, A friend of mine suggested for me to take a vitamin supplement called Ester-C; it contains Vitamin C, Calcium, and something called C-Sorb(Citrus Bioflavonoides,, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Lime,Lemon , Acerola, Rutin, Hesperidin Complex, and Vitmain C Metabolites. I have read about the posible increase in side effects in some HIV medication with grapefruit.I take Sustiva, Epivir and Viread, daily. Is it safe to take this Vitamin Suplement. Thanks in advance. Ignacio

Response from Dr. Henry

To my knowledge should be OK to take with that efavirenz based regimen but recommend informing your HIV provider so he/she can monitor more carefully for a while. KH

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