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Can I change when I take Atripla?
Aug 10, 2011

Im having some problems sleeping at night. Could I try taking Atripla earlier in the day instead of right before bedtime? Maybe this might help me sleep better. Have done well on this drug overall.

Response from Dr. Henry

Yes-if no other factors identified that could contribute to sleep problems (such as sleep apnea, stress, other drugs-prescription or otherwise including caffeine and alcohol) then a trial of dosing the Atripla in the AM is worth considering on a trial basis. If that doesnt help then consider a trial switch off efavirenz (to another NNRTI, boosted protease inhibitor, or raltegravir based regimen). KH

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