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Author Topic: All liquid medications question  (Read 868 times)

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Offline danitheches

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All liquid medications question
« on: November 11, 2010, 12:49:26 PM »
I have a friend who can only do liquid meds or meds they can crush.  Was on Kaletra, Epivir and AZT, but can't tolerate the AZT (we think).  Very limited as to what meds we can get liquid.  Anyone else out there in a liquid situation?  If so, what med combo are you on?

dani

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Re: All liquid medications question
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 05:02:10 PM »
Many meds come in liquid form, designed for children. Provided you get the dose right, ie take lots to achieve an adult amount, they work fine. Many do taste horrible tho.

Possible simple alternatives for liquid AZT (yuk!) are ddI and abacavir, both have liquid formulations.

Also, some pills can be crushed. You will be best off consulting a speciialist pharmacist. I am sure an email from your doc to the right person will get the necessary info on this.

But, in short, there is choice.

- matt
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Offline danitheches

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Re: All liquid medications question
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 02:31:10 PM »
Matt,

Thanks for the reply.  DDI is one of the only other choices or d4T.  Not sure we want to go the Abacavir route even though HLA-B5701 is negative.  She is prone to pretty much all the rare sideffects.  A call to the WARMLINE may be necessary. 


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Re: All liquid medications question
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 07:27:17 PM »
Please don't do d4T, the side effects are horrid and so is the taste. 

- matt
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Re: All liquid medications question
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 07:28:18 PM »
PS - abacavir probably has less rare side effects than ddI, allergy aside.
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