|Metamucil together with HIV antivirals
Oct 1, 2011
I am on a HIV regimen. Additionally, to help side effects, I take Metamucil on a daily regimen. But I have heard from friends that taking Metamucil too soon before or after my HIV antivirals interferes with the drug absorption. Is this true?"
| Response from Dr. Henry
General advice is to separate use of stool softeners from timing of HIV meds out of most theoretical concerns--I have had many patients taking Metamucil on a variety of HIV regimens and have not observed a negative effect on the effectiveness of the HIV medications. KH
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