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Author Topic: New Strawberry-Flavored HIV Med  (Read 2344 times)

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Offline Jim Allen

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New Strawberry-Flavored HIV Med
« on: December 12, 2019, 02:14:52 pm »
To be honest, I was unaware and surprised to hear this was not done sooner, they make other meds for kids more platable for them like Calpol paracetamol etc

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Until last month, HIV drugs for babies and toddlers came in hard-to-swallow pills or yucky-tasting syrups. But now, Cipla, a manufacturer of generic drugs in India, has created Quadrimune. Its pediatric formulation comes in strawberry-flavored granules that allow it to be sprinkled on food or mixed in milk, reports The New York Times.

What’s more, the drug will likely be priced at $1 a day.

The med could save thousands of lives each year, notably in Africa, where nearly 80,000 babies die annually because of HIV.

“This is excellent news for all children living with HIV,” Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of United Nations AIDS agency UNAIDS, told the Times. “We have been eagerly waiting for child-friendly medicines that are easy to use and good to taste.”
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Re: New Strawberry-Flavored HIV Med
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2019, 08:31:16 pm »
surprised to hear this was not done sooner, they make other meds for kids more platable for them
ever since my days of liquid norvir  :P I have wondered why the hell kids get flavored meds and adults don't.  >:( Adherence wouldn't be much of an issue if ARVs were cherry, orange, or grape flavored. ;)  ;D
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Re: New Strawberry-Flavored HIV Med
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 07:14:30 pm »
ever since my days of liquid norvir  :P I have wondered why the hell kids get flavored meds and adults don't.  >:( Adherence wouldn't be much of an issue if ARVs were cherry, orange, or grape flavored. ;)  ;D

Guinness flavour,  the real stuff and not the flavour of that rotten plastic paddy Guinness they pour in the US.
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Re: New Strawberry-Flavored HIV Med
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 04:32:26 am »
I get the cherry paracetamol regardless of my age 😋.
Best flavour though would be watermelon. I was one of the few people in this world to be a fan of watermelon fanta,which was sold in Greece in 2004,which only I bought like a maniac. We could add that to the meds and I'll be a happy man hahah.

 


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