Can Gastro/Diarrhea affect Atripla dosage?
Apr 22, 2011
Ive had mild gastro/diarrhea for 3 days and have been going to the toilet a lot... most of what i consume comes out the other end pretty quick - could this frequent diarrhea effect my dose/absorption of Atripla? thanks to all )
Response from Dr. Henry
Good questions. Diarrhea is a concern regarding absorption of HIV meds though experience suggests that in the majority of cases absorption remains adequate to control HIV replication even in the setting of diarrhea. If severe/persistent then evaluation for cause of diarrhea is advised and in some cases checking an efavirenz level in the blood may be worthwhile if concern about poor absorption persists. KH
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