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Whoops! Atripla with food
Jun 20, 2012

Dear Dr. Henry,

I have been on Atripla for about 5 ayes now and I forgot about the recommendation to take Atripla on an empty stomach. This evening I ended up eating a bowl of chilli about 20 minutes after taking Atripla. Will my negligence create a negative effect on my HIV med treatment (e.g. Viral resistance)?

Thank you in advance!!!!

Response from Dr. Henry

Should not be a problem (concern is that food can increase levels of efavirenz increasing side effect risk but actually would make resistance less likely due to higher levels of the drug). KH

weight gain out of control

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