Haven't taken Atripla in 3 days (last dosage was for Friday).
Feb 4, 2014
I called to get my Atripla refilled and the pharmacy was unable to fill my prescription because they do not offer the Medicaid program in my state anymore. I went to my doctor to see if she was able to provide me with extra emergency medicine and I was told that she did not have any. I haven't had any medicine in 3 days and I am uncertain when I will be able to get a refill to continue taking my medicine and I am extremely worried that I will not be able to take them if I don't get some immediately. So am I safe being that it has been 3 days? Tomorrow makes 4.
Response from Dr. Young
While having interruptions in treatment isn't ideal, if all HIV medications are interrupted at the same time (as would be the case if you're taking Atripla), then there is little risk of problems.
In the worst case, your virus will reemerge, perhaps causing some symptoms. Fortunately, this usually takes upwards of a week to occur.
I'd suggest checking with your case manager or the Atripla patient assistance program to see what alternatives for medication coverage exist for you.
Good luck, BY
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 TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.