Daily Dosing Time For Atripla

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...while taking Atripla, since these medications are already in Atripla or have equivalent medications. Tips: Where to begin to sing the praises of Atripla? Atripla is a complete HIV treatment regimen in one pill, taken once daily. It's a first in HIV. It is on the current list of preferred regimens for treatment-nave patients in the U.S. DHHS HIV treatment guidelines. Atripla is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for those...
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Severe N/V after restarting Atripla

I have have AIDS since 1993. I have been on HAART since 2001. I was initially started on Sustiva and Truvada. These meds worked great for me and I have been undetectable for over 10 years. About 4 years ago my HIV doc changed me the the once daily...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have only observed or heard of a few patients who suddenly seemed to become intolerant to Atripla. I couldnt tell if you switched to Sustiva/Truvada from the Atripla. If you did that and the symptoms cleared then you would Read more »


I am on atripla for the past two months. I always drink my tablet at the same time everyday, but one day I missed my tablet for about 15minutes. Does it mean that the drug will become resistant. I am worried about it. Should I go to my HIV doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. Atripla has a very long half-life and consequently does not have to be taken exactly at the same timeevery day. You can be off by hours in either direction without any cause for concern. This will not increase your chance of... Read more »

Atripla before Bed Time

I just started taking Atripla. My doctor instructed me to take my meds before bed, however, my bedtime changes regularly. Do I have a cause for concern if I take my meds at 11:00 versus 1:30?
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...Viread and Emtriva. All these 3 agents have been found to have very long half lives; which mean that after each dose is taken daily, the drug levels on your body remain adequate for longer than a day. So it is unlikely that taking your med off... Read more »

time to take atripla

Is it important to take atripla on exactly the same time everyday, or can i just take it when i go to bed, even if that would be at a different time each day?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hi and thanks for your post.It's ok to take your bedtime medications (Atripla) with some fluctuation in time- just make sure to take it every night.BY Read more »
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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...stop working. This is called "developing resistance" to the drug. See Fact Sheet 126 for more information on resistance. Sometimes, if your virus develops resistance to one drug, it will also have resistance to other ARVs. This is called... Read more »
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...to a maximum of 240 mg. For children weighing more than 73 pounds who can swallow an intact capsule, one 200 mg capsule once daily. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next... Read more »
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...decreases methadone levels; dosing adjustment may be necessary to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Increase Kaletra to three tablets twice daily with food (recommended) when taken with Sustiva in people who previously took HIV drugs, especially... Read more »
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...Viread-associated adverse events. When taken with Viread, it is recommended that Reyataz 300 mg is given with Norvir 100 mg (all as a single daily dose with food). Unboosted Reyataz (without Norvir) should not be taken with Viread. No dosage... Read more »
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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 »

4 days on atripla

Posted by CMH, 1 Reply
...for everyone out there putting it off. Don't. It's not bad at all. Nothing bad to report at all. First night I had a hard time sleeping, but that may have been more psychological than anything. I dream a little more at night, but no... Read more »

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 »

Atripla and headache question

Posted by jdsv, 2 Replies
...I've been taking Atripla for 1 month now and seem to have kept a medium to sometimes severe headache almost the entire time. I also had two root canals right after starting the regime. Operating on the assumption Read more »
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