Taking Truvada In The Morning Vs The Evening

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Truvada & Efavirenz

I justed using this combo a week ago and I was told by my doctor to take truvada in the morning and efavirenz in the evening. However, my medical aid advised otherwise and said i should take both pills in the evening. In this confusion i decided ...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...You may certainly take both truvada and sustiva together in the evening on an empty stomach. Yes, these meds are all together in one pill called Atripla. The best thing would be to take your AM truvadaRead more »

Isentress & Truvada vs. Atripla

Due to a move, I'm now seeing a new HIV Specialist. I have been taking Adderall due to an inability... Read more »

How do I take my comb Truvada & Nevirepine with or without food?

Please help I want to know how best to take my meds, I take truvada once a day and nevirepine twice... Read more »
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FAQs About Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...only tell me to have them with a glass of water, but could food make a difference as well? I'm not sure whether to have them in the morning -- I usually skip breakfast -- or at night, when I would have them with a healthy dinner. My doctor... Read more »
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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

... What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does TruvadaRead more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Sustiva by taking Ativan or Ambien to sleep for the first few weeks. However, either may make you even more groggy the next morning. Be careful when stopping Sustiva, so that you avoid the rapid development of HIV resistance to it -- check with... Read more »
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... Combo Drug Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse... Read more »
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Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed to the evening (or vice versa)? Thanks! :-) Read more »

Atripla Dreams

Posted by AtriplaUser, 1 Reply
Hey, Anyone out there figured out a way to control these dreams that Sustiva in Atripla brings? Also I hear that African American's absorb the drug at a higher rate causing more issues. Anyone figured out a way around this? Read more »

Possible Exposure After Assault - So Scared

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
...(Kaletra and Truvada), which I started taking on the Sunday, about 15 hours after the incident. I realised at 5am on the Tuesday morning that I had been taking the wrong dose of Kaletra - one tablet instead of two. So from 5pm on the Sunday until... Read more »

just tested positive and CD4 already at 33!

Posted by PozFromHongKong, 2 Replies
...Efavirenz). I was probably infected a long time ago. I took my first dose last night. Thankfully I went to work feeling fine this morning. I reckon I was also very lucky to be walking around relatively healthy with such low levels of CD4s in my... Read more »