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.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.