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Author Topic: Invirase/Norvir - how bad it it to forget food?  (Read 1346 times)

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Offline Dragonette

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Invirase/Norvir - how bad it it to forget food?
« on: October 20, 2007, 04:25:05 AM »
I forgot to take my meds (Invirase/Norvir) with food. Now I don't have only to adhere to the meds but to food as well... how bad is that?

Also, can I take them together with my vitamins/supplements, & L-Carnitine? Anyone know if the Carnitine needs to be taken with food as well (my instructions are in Italian, no idea what they say).

Thanks in advance,
« Last Edit: October 20, 2007, 04:35:08 AM by Dragonette »
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Re: Invirase/Norvir - how bad it it to forget food?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 05:36:11 AM »
Here's a nice site to help decipher the Italian: http://babelfish.altavista.com

The meds I'm on: Truvada, Norvir, Invirase.
The Norvir directions: "Take 1 capsule by mouth 2 times daily."
The Invirase directions: "Take 2 pills twice daily."
(please note: your prescribed amounts may differ.)
I do take it with food mostly after the meal. I have taken them on an empty stomach too. All I can say is what you already know--taken with an empty stomach you know when they are dissolving!

xxx,
Mike

« Last Edit: October 20, 2007, 05:38:56 AM by mjmel »

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Re: Invirase/Norvir - how bad it it to forget food?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 05:53:43 AM »
Thank you, have a great weekend.
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Re: Invirase/Norvir - how bad it it to forget food?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 06:26:13 AM »
It don't have to be a with  meal. The prescribing info says with meals or within 2 hours of a meal

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Offline whizzer

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Re: Invirase/Norvir - how bad it it to forget food?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 09:17:26 PM »
Um, that's within two hours after a full meal.  Preferably a meal with some fat in it.  Not just a snack.

The prescribing information says specifically:

"Patients should be advised that Invirase taken with ritonavir should be taken within two hours after a full meal.  When Invirase is taken without food, concentrations of saquinavir in the blood are substantially reduced and may result in no antiviral activity."

But one time isn't going to do you in, though you don't want to make a habit of it.

And yes, the food requirement is a pain in the ass.  It is the biggest thing I dislike about taking Invirase.

 


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