The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Atripla and alcohol

Feb 4, 2012

I am wondering if I need to worry about drinking while taking Atripla? I usually have a glass or two a night, no more than than, or red wine. Is there any concern that I need to know about? My liver/kidney functions are terrific. Been taking it 2 years.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

In moderation (and assuming that you don't have liver or alcohol dependency issues), having a drink or two won't cause any problems with your HIV medications. My only cautionary note is being mindful of the potential risk that late night drinks might have with missing your evening dose of medications. Short of that, no worries.

Be well, BY

Switch to Truvada?
What is the best time of day to take Viramune/Truvada?

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 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 nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint