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Offline sherm

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High Fat Meals???
« on: May 21, 2007, 12:38:37 PM »
 ???Okay this might seem lame to some but I have started taking ziagen and one of the recommendations is to take it with a high fat meal.
anyone have any suggestions to add to my menu.

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Re: High Fat Meals???
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 03:45:41 PM »
A Big Mac, large fry followed by a large ice cream sundae.
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Re: High Fat Meals???
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 03:53:23 PM »
Well I think Betty has given what is indeed the highest of fat containing meals!  All I can think of now is Homer Simpson!
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Re: High Fat Meals???
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 03:57:59 PM »
Make sure to check your other meds interaction with high fat.  My cholesterol is out of control because of Kaletra so I have to stick to a low fat diet.  I find that as long as I eat a good meal before I take Ziagen I feel just fine.
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Re: High Fat Meals???
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 08:15:51 PM »

Just curious,...Where did you see it written, to take Ziagen with a high fat meal? I have only seen it written, that it can be taken with or without food. Unless I am missing something ;


I take my Epzicom at 8:00pm daily. because I work the 11:00pm to 7:00am shift, my big meal isn't until around 12:30Am.

Ususally after I take my meds,( including Epzicom) I may have some yogurt (light), or maybe some toast on whole wheat bread. But that's it, until my meal at 12:30Am. That meal will usually consists of a salad, soup, and sandwich also, but varies nightly. I try to stay away from high fat.

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Re: High Fat Meals???
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 09:11:30 AM »

Just curious,...Where did you see it written, to take Ziagen with a high fat meal? I have only seen it written, that it can be taken with or without food. Unless I am missing something ;

Agreed.  I did Ziagen for about two years and took with or without food of many kinds without an adverse impact.  The lack of fasting/feasting requirements was one of the beauties of the drug.

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Re: High Fat Meals???
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 11:15:35 PM »
For a high fat snack that is not so bad for you, why not try a handful of cashews or some other kind of nuts?  High in fat, but not totally off the wall bad - not so high in cholesterol, and they tend to be so filling that you don't have to worry about over-doing it. 

When I was taking Mepron, I used to eat peanuts or cashews with it.  They are easy to transport, don't easily go bad, and have enough fat to enable the absorbtion of many meds.

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Re: High Fat Meals???
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2007, 04:14:48 AM »
Fat helps with absorbtion of a lot of meds, well not a lot but some.  Things I have found that worked (along with some cashews) was half a peanut butter sandwich, a large rice crispy treat, a milkshake, a meal replacement bar and even Ensure.  In fact, normally I use the rice crispy treat or the peanut butter sandwich if it is time I am nowhere close to having dinner.  It is enough food to prevent illness and enough to get everything absorbed.  I am on Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada and the PI's (norvir and reyetaz) require food.  Remember, wash those buggers down with lots of water!
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Re: High Fat Meals???
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2007, 09:10:48 PM »
A piece of avocado is high fat that is good fat.


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