Illustration of Arv
Illustration: Arv

Doc I usually drink arv at 7 am Because the first time I got arv when I was working late, because the side effects were so risky to drink at work I decided to drink at 7. If I wanted to change at 00.00 at night, could it? In connection with fasting

1 Answer:

Hello Typhoon,

ARV (antiretroviral) is a drug used in HIV therapy. ARVs are given to reduce the amount of virus in the body, reduce the risk of transmission, and maintain the quality of life for HIV positive patients. Without ARV treatment, the immunity of the patient's body will go down very quickly, to the extent that all mild infectious diseases can become severe and threaten the lives of patients.

There are various types of ARVs, for example efavirens, nevirapine, lamivudine, etc. ARV regimens given to patients usually consist of various combinations of antiretroviral drugs and some are combined into one pill preparation. Most ARVs are taken once a day, before or after meals. Some ARVs are consumed twice a day. Antiretroviral drugs consumed should be taken at the same time so that they are easy to remember and no dose is missed. If you want to change the schedule during the fasting month, please just do it. However, you should still pay attention to the rules of the 24-hour interval for drugs taken 1 time a day (the distance between drug consumption 24 hours), if the drug is twice a day then the interval is 12 hours.

Every type of antiretroviral drug has side effects, especially in the early days of therapy. During antiretroviral treatment the patient also requires control and periodic examination of the side effects of the ARV drug. Side effects that often arise include:

Nausea and vomiting
Dry mouth
Abnormal sugar and cholesterol levels
Damage to muscle tissue
Bone fragility
Heart disease
Dizziness, headache
Hard to sleep
The body feels tired

If you feel the side effects that greatly interfere with activities, you should immediately consult with your doctor who treats you. Take control on a regular basis, do not drop out of the drug.

* In the midst of the current Covid-19 outbreak, always comply with transmission prevention measures, especially if you are a high-risk group. Use a mask when traveling, avoid crowded public transportation, physical distancing, diligent hand washing with running water and soap. This should be practiced when you go to a health facility to exercise control (it is a good idea to contact first to ask for a schedule and not wait too long).

Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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