|re: change of dosing times
Oct 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your prompt response, as Atripla is not generally recommended for post exposure would you recommend that I switch to something else, if so what would you recommend? I have been taking this medicine for four days now since the exposure happened on Sunday but I already feel like giving up as the side effects are unbearable. My body is totally failing me.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
The side effects that you're likely experiencing are due to the efavirenz part of Atripla- this is much of the reason why the combination isn't recommended for PEP.
There are two options- you could continue on the other two thirds of Atripla, tenofovir+FTC (marketed as Truvada), or take Truvada with a third medication. Candidate third meds include raltegravir (Isentress) or a boosted protease inhibitor.
I'd suggest speaking with your care provider.
Be well, BY
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