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Jan 14, 2009

i was told that, i have to take atripla on an emtpy stomach, how long before or after can i eat again. i dont know when my stomach is empty. and i dont know when i can eat after i take atriplia

Response from Dr. Henry

The recommendation to take Atripla on an empty stomach relates to the effect of a fatty meal on increasing the absorption of efavirenz (can increase peak blood levels by up to 50%) leading possibly to increased side effects. That issue is more of a problem during first weeks of treatment and is less of a problem > 4 weeks. Atripla can usually be taken OK after a non-fatty meal or snack or several hours after a fatty meal or snack. KH

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