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Flax Seed Oil and Intelence.
Feb 18, 2009

Does Flax Seed Oil increase levels of Intelence in the blood? You sugested taking fish oil at another time with Sustiva. I'm curious since these are from the same group of HIV meds. Thanks Dennis

Response from Dr. Henry

Fatty foods/substances increase the levels of efavirenz which may result in more side effects. To my knowledge that is not as much a problem with etravirine so should be OK to take it with flax seed. I am not aware of any formal study on the matter so if any reader is aware of a published study/report or personal experience please weigh in. KH



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