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I Have Been On Atripla For 3 Years And Missed A Dose

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I have missed my dose of Atripla.

Dear Doctor,I have been diagnosed positive for nearly 2 years now and started taking my Atripla medication 19 months ago - I have always taken my medication with military precision and never skipped a dose during the 19 month course. Last night I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello SL and thanks for your post.If you've missed only a single late dose after 19 months, I'd give you an A++++ grade for adherence. It's good that you're introspective and want to learn from the episode, but not to worry, one... 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... Read more »

Atripla missed dose - 48hrs

I have been on Atripla for 2 yrs and have accidently missed my 1st dose in this time. I am... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

One Year on Therapy and Counting ... Doses Taken: 1,460; Doses Missed: 0

I am what is referred to as a highly motivated and compliant patient. I am highly motivated to stay alive and healthy, and I know that the way to maintain my health is to comply, conscientiously and consistently, with the multidrug regimen my doctor... Read more »
Being Alive

Unplanned Treatment Interruptions Involve a Greater Risk of Virological Failure Than Missing Occasional Doses

Unstructured treatment interruptions -- rather than missed doses of medication -- involve a greater risk of a detectable viral load, US research published in the online edition of AIDS suggests. Investigators analysed the results of 16 clinical... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Patients in Rural Areas More Likely to Miss Drug Doses If "Problem Drinkers," Study Says

HIV/AIDS patients living in rural areas are more likely to miss doses of their antiretroviral drug regimens if they are "problem drinkers," according to a study published in the August issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs , the Baton Rouge ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Elvitegravir in Treatment-Experienced People

Elvitegravir is an emerging integrase inhibitor. When elvitegravir is taken with a low dose of the drug ritonavir (Norvir), the concentration of elvitegravir in the blood rises and remains elevated for about a day. The manufacturer of elvitegravir,... Read more »
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switching to Atripla >worried

Posted by mauka, 8 Replies
My doc convinced me to switch to Atripla since after taking crixivan for about ten years my triglycerides are pretty dang high(over 600). I've been taking Norvir, Crixivan and Truvada and the idea of just taking one pill a day is a dream indeed,... Read more »

Question about Atripla side effects.

Posted by Rochambeau, 4 Replies
I've been hiv positive for nearly two years now. I was first taking norvir, truvada and reyataz but they made me feel perpetually hung over and with the norvir my body couldn't tolerate even a single beer or glass of wine, which I enjoy very much. ... Read more »

Good results with Atripla

Posted by AliveNwell, 2 Replies
I have been taking Atripla since being diagnosed in 2009 with very good results. I was not even a fan of tylenol before becoming HIV + so a daily pill for HIV was a new experience. My doctor very vaguely mentioned that a side effect COULD BE vivid... Read more »

Atripla users - please help a newbie

Posted by Picard239, 4 Replies
Hello all, I've been poz for about 9 months now. My numbers are listed below. It is comforting to see that the stages I have been going through and will probably continue to do so have been experienced by most of the members of this forum. I do... Read more »