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Missed Atripla For A Week

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Brand name: Atripla Generic name: efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir, or EFV/FTC/TDF Class: NNRTI and NRTI -- single-tablet regimen (STR) Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb, , (800) 321-1335, and Gilead Sciences, , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235), AWP: $2,080.97/month Standard Dose: One tablet (600 mg efavirenz/200 mg emtricitabine/300 mg tenofovir), once a day, preferably at bedtime, on an...
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missed 2 doses of Atripla

Hi Doctor,I am writing to you because i'm getting quite concerned about having taken a dose of Atripla 15 hours late last week and then missed two consecutive doses for the past two days. I am visiting my family abroad and i have contracted...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello A and thanks for posting.I wouldn't think that the 2 missed doses of your medications should cause any problems. No need to get early follow up testing at all.Hope that the norovirus is resolving.Safe travels,BY... Read more »

missing 1 day atripla

I just started on atripla 10 days ago. This is my first time on meds. I've been taking it about 11 pm every night. I woke up today the 11th day, and realized for some reason i didnt take it last night. So, i panicked and took it at 8 am. Should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried,If you forget to take a dose of Atripla, it is recommended you take the missed does right away, unless it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. In other words, don't double up on the next dose. Since you took last... 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 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 »

missed dosed of Atripla

HiI have faithfully taken atripla for the past 3.5 months and have been undetectable with a good cd4 count. I left the country with just enough pills for my daily doses. I took my last pill before leaving europe and 26 hours later was unable to get...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In general, it is best to maintain the prescribed dose interval if at all possible, i.e. every 24 hours for Atripla. Once a viral load below detection has been achieved, as in your case, the impact of a single late dose is less than the same lapse... Read more »
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1st Month With Atripla

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Atripla - my story

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 3 Replies
First off, this isn't meant to persuade anyone to choose Atripla or another medicine. I just wanted to share my personal experience because when I first started Atripla I searched online as was scared to death after reading all the accounts of... Read more »

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 »