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Author Topic: Why should we take Atripla with out food??  (Read 3783 times)

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Offline metekrop

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Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« on: June 17, 2010, 07:30:17 AM »
Does the food we eat reduce the potency of the med or we take it with out food just to prevent side effects.  I always have a problem of eating my dinner on time when I get home at night.  I sometime used to eat some snakes outside but this is not so often.  So most of the time I take my meds with totally empity stomach during night.  Now I am tiinking of taking the med just after eating my dinner.  Does this have any effect?  any idea, professional in fact.  Thanks. 
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
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Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
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Offline mecch

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Re: Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 08:17:44 AM »
In short - taking Atripla with fatty food increases absorption and can worsen side effects.
In contrast, taking Atripla with a nonfat snack can soften the immediate blow in the stomach.

After a time on Atripla, some people can take it with or without any kind of food and report no side effects.

Who told you to take it with food but didn't explain the point about fatty food?   

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Re: Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 10:21:20 AM »
Food only affects the side effects of the drug.  It works just as well if you're eating or if you're not, but the side effects can be intensified if you eat prior to taking it or shortly after.

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Re: Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 10:36:41 AM »
Food only affects the side effects of the drug.  It works just as well if you're eating or if you're not, but the side effects can be intensified if you eat prior to taking it or shortly after.

Okay, that is fine.  You are telling me that it relats only to the side effects.  I don't think I have so far any side effects.  May be then I need to take my med like one hours after eating in fact of no fatty food.  Am I correct?
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 11:02:38 AM »
Okay, that is fine.  You are telling me that it relats only to the side effects.  I don't think I have so far any side effects.  May be then I need to take my med like one hours after eating in fact of no fatty food.  Am I correct?

Essentially, you'll have to find out what works for you. My bf can eat anything he likes immediately before taking his Sustiva (it's the Sustiva in the Atripla that causes the food warning) and he has no problems. Experiment with it at the weekend or other time when you don't have to worry about possible lack of sleep or feeling groggy or dizzy in the morning.

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Re: Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 11:40:20 AM »
Thanks!
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 11:52:31 AM »
You're most welcome. :)
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 11:01:33 PM »
Does the food we eat reduce the potency of the med or we take it with out food just to prevent side effects.  I always have a problem of eating my dinner on time when I get home at night.  I sometime used to eat some snakes outside but this is not so often...

You used to eat snakes!?  :o
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Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
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Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
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Offline metekrop

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Re: Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 07:04:16 AM »
You used to eat snakes!?  :o

Of course, I am living in Africa.   ;D
« Last Edit: June 23, 2010, 07:07:41 AM by metekrop »
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

Offline metekrop

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Re: Why should we take Atripla with out food??
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 07:04:53 AM »
frica
Of course, I am living in Africa.   ;D
« Last Edit: June 23, 2010, 07:06:36 AM by metekrop »
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

 


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