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Daily Dosing Time For Atripla

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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): EFV/FTC/TDF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Atripla can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood) and liver problems. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal...
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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 time every day. You can be off by hours in either direction without any cause for concern. This will not increase your chance of... Read more »


i just realized that i forgot to take my ATRIPLA last night before falling asleep - i simply passed out and even slept throught the alarm that i have set to remind me about my atripla nightly.i'm at work right now so i won't be able to...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
It sounds as though you know something about my answer: Your best course with ART, especially in the first critical months on treatment, is to take every dose as prescribed. Even minor lapses like this one can lead to the development of drug... Read more »

Atripla and skipping one dose

Hi. I don't know if this question has been asked before. I have been taking Atripla and Bactrum every night for at least 5 1/2 months [first time on meds]. I just skipped last nights dose, and i'm kicking myself for it. Is this going to...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

You are going to be fine. Stop kicking yourself, but it is good that you learn a lesson that anti-HIV medications need to be taken with very good adherence for them to continue to work!If you have been taking Atripla for 5 months, it is likely... Read more »

Resistance to Atripla if you don't take it on time or miss a dose

I usually take Atripla at 11pm at night, last night I fell asleep at 9pm and awoke at 5am and then took Atripla. Couls this cause me to become resistant to it? This is the first time I have actually missed a dose on time. I have been taking Atripla...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.You don't need to worry about missing a single dose of your medications-- it would be strikingly unusual for this to be the cause of treatment failure or drug resistance.Be well,BY... Read more »
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"Daily Vit. Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Here the mainstream proves itself wrong yet again, but ignores the obvious implications of its own research in the following article, "Daily Vitamin Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times, July 1, 2004.

If a vitamin can prevent illness, then what's... Read more »

Missing on a dose

Posted by hivstudent, 1 Reply
I am on Kivexa(Epz) and Isentrees (twice a day), I take the Isentress one at 10:30am and one at 10:30pm with the Kivexa, I always try my best to be right on time, but today this morning for some reason I could not wake up to the alarm, and I missed... Read more »

Atripla side effects (what not someone else with Atripla Drama)

Posted by Kenn, 3 Replies
Looking for another opinion if I should continue with Atripla and try to ride out the next two weeks or stop and try another medication. I'm on day 5, I have a history of anxiety and so far this has been multiplied two fold. I have been walking... Read more »

atripla sorage

Posted by worriedmom61, 2 Replies
My son is on Atripla living in very hot weather in Miami, and yesterday late afternoon his air conditioner broke,the apartment probably is around 85 or 87 degrees, because outsade is like 92, was trying to call Atripla manufacturer but they are... Read more »