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Author Topic: Sustiva and Kivexa dilemma  (Read 2955 times)

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Offline karemo

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Sustiva and Kivexa dilemma
« on: October 22, 2006, 11:59:30 AM »
hi folks

I am a regular reader of the boards even though I dont contribute so very often, its still a great source of help.

I have an issue with Kivexa and Sustiva - I have been on the meds for 3 days now and other than a banging headache in the early hours of this morning, no problems at all. My one concern is I didnt seek as much information as I should have when I got the drugs regarding taking them on empty stomach.

I take the pills at 10pm every night so I finish eating at 8.

My question is, is it absolutely vital to have an empty stomach before taking the drugs? I find myself really  hungry in the evening and dont want to lose any more weight.

Also, is eating a fatty meal a few hours before meds really a big big issue?

Im finding all this quite confusing so any contribution would really be helpful

Thanks again


Offline Cliff

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Re: Sustiva and Kivexa dilemma
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2006, 02:46:24 PM »
The issue here is Sustiva.  It is generally recommended that you take Sustiva on an empty stomach to reduce the side effects experienced (dizziness, sleepiness, etc.) with the drug.  Taking Sustiva with food (fatty foods at that) increases the amount of the drug your body absorbs into its system.  You can try different eating/pill-taking-time patterns to see which fits your needs best, taking into account the side effects you experience and can tolerate.  Sustiva stays in your body for a long time, so it's a very forgiving drug.  You need not worry about taking it at 10PM on the dot, every night.

There is no food restriction with Kivexa.

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Re: Sustiva and Kivexa dilemma
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2006, 04:12:38 PM »
Hi karemo
I've been on the same combo for about 3 weeks now and i take the meds at 10pm every night, i had read that eating a fatty meal late at night was not the best thing. Ive had a few nightmares in the last 3 weeks but looking back it was when i had eaten takeaway late at night. I do believe that it comes down to the individual, some people say that they have no problems and others never eat past a certain time.
If i get hungry late at night then i would eat something like fruit or ricecakes with marmite on top. You need to try things to find what works best for you, try eating for a week nothing fatty late at night and see how you go.
Wishing you all the best
Paul xx
Diagnosed 01/08/06
CD4-9, VL->500,000, CD4% 1
Started on Sustiva/combivir 22/08/06 changed to kivexa 18/09/06
CD4-50, VL-1496, CD4% 5
CD4-112, VL-125, CD4% 7.5
CD4-121, VL-<50, CD4% 9
CD4-125, VL-71,(re-done 149), CD4% 11
CD4 -231, VL-74, CD4% 15
Cant remember the next few dates
17/01/08  Kaletra and Truvada
CD4 - 281, VL-115
CD4 - 287, VL-178


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