|Late on MedsTwice In 1 week
Apr 21, 2013
I'm not sure where to ask this, so feel free to move it to the appropriate area. I have been on Atripla for 4 years(or is it five) and over that course I have only missed one dosage. My T-cell count is good and I've been undetectable for over three years. Here is my question. Twice in one week, I did not take my med until the next morning. The first time was just absentmindedness, and the second was because I failed to notice I was out and had not gone to the pharmacy to pick up the refill. On both occasions, I took the Atripla between 7 & 9AM the following morning. I did not want to completely miss a dose, nor did I want to wait and take a double dose. I'm uncertain what the half-life of Atripla is, so I'm wondering, am I at risk of a viral blip because of this alteration of the time I usually take it? BTW, I'm 64, active, healthy, no smoke, no drink, and no stress. I am on meds for cholesterol and hypertension which i take at bedtime with the Atripla.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
No worries. Given you have been undetectable for so long, and you did take the dose albeit late, there should be no long term consequences.
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