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Author Topic: New to taking Atripla  (Read 1378 times)

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Offline Gavinfromlondon

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New to taking Atripla
« on: July 22, 2008, 05:14:31 PM »
Hey I am new to take Atripla and I take it on an empty shomache ( no food for two hours ) but when can I eat afterwards as I a find i get up in the night really hungry ?


Thanks for noth your replies maties   Gavin
« Last Edit: July 23, 2008, 05:27:39 PM by Gavinfromlondon »

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Re: New to taking Atripla
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 05:09:16 PM »
hi gavin

i would give it at least an hour
the food guidelines with atripla/sustiva are about reducing the likelihood/intensity of side effects, rather than anything to do with hwo well the drug works - high fat foods in particular can increase the drug levels by up to 60%. in practise, some people find this doesn't bother them after a while though.
You may need to play around with this, adn try out some different foods/timings to see how it affects you - perhaps on a weekend, or wheneve ryou don't have to worry about work the next day. prob something plain & low fat like cereal etc are a better bet than downing a tub of ben n jerry's

hope that helps - kate (uk person)

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Re: New to taking Atripla
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 05:13:46 PM »
Hello Gavin, welcome

What Kate said

If you find you are farting a lot taking Atripla on an empty stomach, ask your doc about getting Atripla in its components, ie as efavirenz + Truvada. The tenofovir in Truvada is well known for its stink bomb effect, but taking this with food tends to reduce/cancel this out.

- matt
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