|Atripla - wishful thinking?
Nov 17, 2007
If I were to switch to Atripla and wait 60 days for any side effects to settle down, do you think I could possibly then begin taking it a couple hours earlier every day - the goal being taking it about an hour to an hour and a half before lunch? I'm not prone to unusual side effects with medications I've taken in the past. Thanks!
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Most of my patients who take efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin, part of Atripla) would have difficulty taking their medications in mid-day. There are some, however, who can. The only way to know would be to try.
On the other hand, if you really require a medication that can be taken mid-day, I'd be sure to discuss this requirement with your healthcare provider, prior to initiating any treatment.
It's this sort of life-style need that can often adversely affect adherence; recognizing such needs before selecting medications can avoid problems before they occur.
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