|When to take atripla when you're moving across the country
Aug 28, 2008
Hey there! Thanks again for such a lovely site. I started Atripla On Monday (8/25/08) and I currently live in Virginia. I'm moving to Oregon in October. Is there's a particular time I should be taking the drug here in VA to make sure I'm not taking it to early out in Oregon? Or can I readjust once I'm out there?
| Response from Dr. DeJesus
You can just readjust the dose there, and start taking it at night when you arrive to your new destination.
Atripla is a coformulation of 3 anti-HIV medications: Sustiva, Viread and Emtriva. All these 3 agents have been found to have very long half lives; which mean that after each dose is taken daily, the drug levels on your body remain adequate for longer than a day. So it is unlikely that taking your med off time, a few hours early or late from day to day will have any significant impact on your viral response; so you are going to be fine!
Good luck and thanks for your question.
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