Complera with little food intake
Aug 5, 2012
Recently, I was switched in my regime from Truvada+Isentress to now Complera+Isentress...my question is I take the pill in the mornings as directed from my doctor and at times I am not sure on how much food would I need to eat while taking it (Complera). Would a bowl of fruit or banana OR do I have to eat a full breakfast to make the pill relialble and not fail.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
The dietary requirement for Complera (or the rilpivirine component) is for a 400 calorie meal with 13 grams of fat. A bowl of fruit wouldn't be enough, since there neither enough calories or enough fat.
If that requirement is a problem around breakfast, consider taking your pills around a different meal (like dinner); if it's a really big problem, discuss the situation with your doctor.
Be well, BY
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