|Excretion of Atripla
Jan 9, 2013
I have been having bad dreams after taking Atripla at night so to avoid this effect I have recently switched to taking it first thing in the morning. I normally obly have coffee at breakfast within a half hour of taking the tablet and this normally triggers the need to defecate and I am concerned that I am excreting the Atripla tablet and not getting the benefits before it has been absorbed. I do still feel rather groggy about 2 hours later. Am I in reality flushing the Atripla down the toilet?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Persons having abnormal bowel movements in setting of taking Atripla generally still respond well to Atripla from HIV standpoint so I generally would not expect there to be a significant problem-would inform your HIV provider so she/he can monitor with you. KH
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