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

Complera with little food intake

Aug 5, 2012

Recently, I was switched in my regime from Truvada+Isentress to now 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

drug holiday
body rash on Atripla

  • 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