|How soon to stop Artripla while pregnant
Dec 8, 2011
Hello Dr, I'm planning a baby next month, can I know how soon I should get out of atripla should i get pregnant? I know it's toxic for the fetus, hence my question. would two months be still safe for the baby?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thank you for posting.
Current US treatment guidelines would suggest a switch to a boosted protease inhibitor (with Combivir) for the first trimester of pregnancy. Though we usually continue these medications until the baby is born, if necessitated, one could then consider a switch back to efavirenz.
I hope that helps. BY
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