How should I take dolutegravir and lamivudine?
I was just diagnosed (HIV positive) and today I am starting to use dolutegravir (1x 50 mg) and lamivudin (2 x 150 mg). My questions are:
1. Is it okay to drink chamomile tea before half hour of drinking my drugs?
2. Should I take the medicine on an empty stomach or on a full stomach?
3. If empty stomach, how many hours before drugs should I stop eating?
Thanks for your questions and for letting us answer these online.
Also, how are you doing? Finding out you are HIV positive is not always easy, even though the meds are now really effective and easy to take.
Great that you have also started HIV treatment.
Dolutegravir and lamivudine can be taken at the same time, with or without food. It is better to take them in the morning or during the day though. This is because dolutegravir stops some people sleeping when it is taken at night.
It is also fine to drink camomile tea at any time.