is switching the time of my medicine safe?
Sep 26, 2012
Hi experts! I've been on Atripla since Dec 2011. I have had no complications, never missed a dose, achieved viral suppression and Tcell count up. When I first started taking atripla, I was taking it at 2am ( for privacy reasons). I recently accepted a job that requires me to go to bed much earlier at around 9 or 10 pm. is it ok to take the meds at a new time, or should I get up at 2 am to take the medicine? what is your opinion?
Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
While it's generally recommended to take efavirenz-containing treatments, like Atipla at bedtime (to avoid side effects), it's ok to shift your dosing from 2AM to 10PM. One does not need to be locked into a particular time and you could easily vary the dose by several hours without any significant consequences.
I hope that's helpful, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Can I Get Hep C From Swallowing Semen?
- When Would Know If You Have Herpes After Coming In Contact?
- When Should You Get Tested For Chlamydia Again After Treatment?
- What Precautions To Take For Syphilis At Home?
- Treatment Of Male Partner Bacterial Vaginosis
- Symptoms Of Shingles On The Brain
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 TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.