Can I take a zinc supplement with raltegravir?
2 September 2020. Related: All topics.
Is it ok to take zinc supplements with my meds, which are Isentres and Truvada? I take the HIV meds at lunchtime around 12:30, and am thinking of taking the zinc supplements at dinner time around 7:30 pm.
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To be on the safe side, due to the raltegravir ( please see here: https://i-base.info/guides/3567) it’s best to take the zinc 6hrs before or after you take your ARVs. Therefore, the times that you’ve mentioned work out fine. However, it’s important to add that this only applies if you’re taking raltegravir twice a day, if you’re on the once a day tablet, you should avoid taking zinc.