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Author Topic: Should I avoid taking truvada and aluvia at the same time ?  (Read 1723 times)

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Offline Themepark

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Should I avoid taking truvada and aluvia at the same time ?
« on: October 29, 2011, 08:26:44 PM »
Hi guys,

I am so glad there is this forum. Since became poz I have learned a lot to clam myself both physically and mentally from reading through you guys experiences and usefull lesson. So thanks for all of that.....

Just that I need some advises again concerning drug interaction. So far I have taken truvada once daily at night together with aluvia, or kaletra, twice a day in the morning and at night. At night I usually take them at the same time at 8pm. Just notice in the drug lesson here stating that aluvia can increase the amount of viread in truvada in the blood, and therefore increases the chance for side effect. For the last two month this combo seems to work for the virus as my vl is reducing and cd4 us increasing. However I do notice that I am feeling more fatigue and weakness almost every day also. Sometimes during the day or at night I can feel chest pain causing me often sleepless night and even more tired in the morning. Try to do a bit of meditation helps a bit, but not always.

Before I started ARV, I had no problem with my liver and kidney. But could what I am experiencing now be just a side effect or resulting drug interaction? Has anyone has the same experience and a better way to cope with it?

Your reply is most appreciated.....
05/08/11 Tested poz at the age of 32
06/08/11 CD4@365 27% VL=20,806
11/08/11 Truvada + Stocrin
22/08/11 Truvada (Stop Stocrin)
31/08/11 Truvada + Kaletra
15/09/11 Truvada + Aluvia
01/10/11 CD4@581 27% VL=234
25/02/12 CD4@661 30% VL<40
13/03/12 Truvada + Viramune
08/08/12 CD4@590 37% VL<40
17/11/12 CD4@650 33% VL<40
01/05/13 CD4@634 35% VL<40
06/09/13 CD4@763 36% VL<40

Offline newt

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Re: Should I avoid taking truvada and aluvia at the same time ?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 05:20:56 AM »
You can take all the meds together. But, you can also take the Aluvia twice a day, which may be better for you. And you can take the Ttruvada at a different time to Aluvia. All of these will work just as well on the HIV.

Aluvia and tenofovir, one of the meds in Truvada, are associated with fatigue. This often passes as your body adjusts to the drugs.

Hope this helps

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline Themepark

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Re: Should I avoid taking truvada and aluvia at the same time ?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 06:30:36 PM »
Thanks Matt, currently I am taking Aluvia twice a day already so I hope I will get over the fatigue very soon then. Having meds at 3 different times would be a bit too confuse, so perhaps I will give it a chance for awhile.....

Any tips to go over this kind of side effect ?
Many thanks again.

Park
05/08/11 Tested poz at the age of 32
06/08/11 CD4@365 27% VL=20,806
11/08/11 Truvada + Stocrin
22/08/11 Truvada (Stop Stocrin)
31/08/11 Truvada + Kaletra
15/09/11 Truvada + Aluvia
01/10/11 CD4@581 27% VL=234
25/02/12 CD4@661 30% VL<40
13/03/12 Truvada + Viramune
08/08/12 CD4@590 37% VL<40
17/11/12 CD4@650 33% VL<40
01/05/13 CD4@634 35% VL<40
06/09/13 CD4@763 36% VL<40

 


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