|Aspen Lamzid and Efavirenz
Jan 14, 2011
I would like to know if it will be possible to change from this combination to a once a day. i have been on this combination for about 5 months now.
I've also heard of another combination that one can take once a day, at any time. How acurate is this? The combination is apparently CIPLA Efavirenz and DIDIVIR.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
Of your current medication, the Lamzid cannot be taken once daily. Efavirenz is a once daily drug. It's recommended that efavirenz be taken at bed time to reduce the significance of side effects.
On the other hand, Cipla Didivir (tenofovir/emtricitabine; something we call Truvada) is approved as a once-daily medication.
The combination of tenofovir/emtricitabine with efavirenz is very widely used (here in the US is coformulated as Truvada, in other parts of the world, Cipla distributes the single tablet version known as Viraday).
I hope this helps, BY
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