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Taking Pills Everyday on Time
Sep 14, 2005

I have been perscribed Sustiva and Truvada once a day. I have not started yet, but they are sitting on the kitchen counter. I want to do as much research as possible before I start. The nurse suggested that I take them at the same time every nite before bed. she said I could open up the window of time from one hour or an hour later after my designated timeclock to take them. but, if I go out at nite, and dont expect to be home till later(2or 3am) do I take the pills at my regular time and stay out, or do I wait to take them when I get home very late(3am)?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Fortunately, for many current drug regimens, the drugs stay in your body for quite a while (aka, have long half-lives). Because of this, there is a somewhat lessened requirement to take them precisely at the same time every day (though this is still a worthwhile goal).

If you're staying out late only once in a while, I'd recommend simply taking your Truvada and Sustiva when you get home.

Be sure to discuss and inform your healthcare providers about your questions. Good luck and thanks for reading. BY



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