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Taking Atripla with food

Hi, I started taking Atripla a little over a month ago. At first I was taking on an empty stomach but then my doctor told me that it is okay to take it with food. My concern is if the medicine will still work? I just want to double check. I dont...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...Hello and thanks for your post.Yes, it's fine to take Atripla or efavirenz with food- if anything, you'll absorb more of the efavirenz, leading to a somewhat increased risk of efavirenz side effects, but if you're Read more »

I'm suppossed to take Atripla on an empty stomach, what about soda?( ATRIPLA AND FOOD, 2009)

I accidentally forgot the empty stomach policy on my Atripla, I haven't eaten, but I drank two... Read more »

Food and Atripla

Dear Doctor Bob:I just started my medication with Atripla 5 days ago. The toughest days in my life... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...effects. If you miss your dose, you can take Atripla up to 12 hours late. Otherwise, take your next dose at the regular time. Food with high fat content can increase levels of efavirenz and should not be eaten before taking a dose of Atripla. ... Read more »

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Atripla comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth without food. Recommended Daily Dose The recommended dosage of Atripla is one tablet (600 mg of efavirenz, 200 mg of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg capsule once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. The dosing needs to be adjusted for people who have decreased kidney function. It is... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...solution. Take Videx and Videx EC strictly on an empty stomach (unless taking with Viread), one hour before or two hours after food or drink, except water. Approved for children weighing at least 44 pounds. Take missed dose as soon as possible,... Read more »
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atripla experience

Posted by hopefulone, 13 Replies
...i started atripla about 10 days ago. i thought i would share my experience since i had read about some experiences with the drug that made me Read more »

need info on Atripla

Posted by dcboy20, 5 Replies
...just test postive docter said i should consider Atripla what side-affect should I expect please give me your honest feeling Read more »

Starting Atripla today...happy or horror stories?

Posted by onetrules, 2 Replies
...Hi, all...thank you, everyone, for your posts. 11 years poz and I just got my first batch of Atripla. I'm a little terrified. The side effects sound a little harsh. My sleeping is awful, anyway, and trying to keep an empty stomach Read more »

High Sex Drive and Atripla

Posted by malcolm, 4 Replies
...I started Atripla a few days ago and since I get really horny at night. I take it around 10 p.m. just after having some turkey slices. During the Read more »