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It is better before or after dinner

Oct 7, 2012

forstavir-3 dose is good before or after dinner. My expe. is,If taken before dinner I sleep up to 7 hours.but before dinner I sleep up to 4 hours.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

As I understand, Forstavir is a generic formulation of tenofovir, FTC and efavirenz. Unlike many other HIV medications, it's generally best to take efavirenz-containing medications at bedtime, preferably with an empty stomach (or at least separated from your last meal be a few hours) to decrease risk of side effects.

Hope that helps, BY

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