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taking ARV at different time...
Oct 26, 2013

hello dr, i currently started ARV (truvada + atazanavir + rotinavir) and I normally taking it @ 8pm. but sometimes i do have a crazy schedule and end up taking them early like 6pm or 7pm....will this effect anything if i keep on switching the time for my ARV intake? i try to keep the time frame close as i can.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thank you for posting.

This is increasingly a common question.

For once-daily medications, there's no need to be so strict as to aim for every 24 hours. So long as you generally take your medications at the same part of the day (for example, in the morning or evening), there's no problem.

Remember with atazanavir (Reyataz) containing regimens, that the pills should be taken with food.

Be well, BY

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