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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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