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Author Topic: Complera - Traveling Abroad - When to take medication?  (Read 1966 times)

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Offline Blake76

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Complera - Traveling Abroad - When to take medication?
« on: February 19, 2014, 08:48:51 PM »
Howdy all.  Maybe someone who has face a similar situation can help provide some guidance?  I am traveling overseas this spring and wonder if I should maintain the same time I take my medication or just adjust to the time change and take it at the same local time.  I have been on Complera for about 60 days and went from a 78K viral load down to 47 in 30 days, so I am pleased to have responded so well to the treatment, but I really don't want to jeopardize my progress when I am in China for work then Italy later this spring.  Any advise from others is much appreciated. 

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Re: Complera - Traveling Abroad - When to take medication?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 08:59:57 PM »
Welcome to the forum . If you take your meds at bedtime or when ever ...  just adjust and take it at bedtime in your next time zone but do not double dose . It will not hurt to skip one day or a block of hours to get back on schedule .

Resistance issues from skipping meds is almost always seen when one consistently misses doses .... a single dose missed every blue moon will not harm you or your regimen .   
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Re: Complera - Traveling Abroad - When to take medication?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 10:36:47 PM »
keeping in mind what jeff said about double dosing, don't let the date line mess up your math. and don't underestimate jet lag, it is worse traveling east

Offline le_liseur

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Re: Complera - Traveling Abroad - When to take medication?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 06:35:18 PM »
Simply take it at the same mealtime you usually take it. I'm also on Complera; this is what I did too, and I'm still undetectable.

Have fun with your travels!

Offline Blake76

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Re: Complera - Traveling Abroad - When to take medication?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 08:46:53 PM »
Many thanks for the sage advise!

Offline gadawg1979

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Re: Complera - Traveling Abroad - When to take medication?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 01:16:28 AM »
going on my third year on complera and travel a lot I just always try to take mine between 6 and 9 each night it is very forgiving.
Diagnosed March 2012
Initial CD4- 156 VL 200K (started Complera) Genotype test no resistance
First labs on meds CD4- 246 VL 2K Taken after 30 days on Complera
90 Day labs VL 306 No CD4 Drawn
8/21/2012 CD4 474 VL Undetectable (40) %20.6
11/27/2012 CD 4 522 VL Undetectable (40)
2/14/2013 CD 4 464 VL Undetecable (30) 19.6%
6/8/3013 CD 4 528 VL Undetectable (30)
9/24/2013 CD 4 546 VL Undetectable (40)
1/30/2014 CD4 560 VL Undetectable (40) 22 %
6/19/2014 CD4 584 Vl Undetecable (30)


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