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Author Topic: Atriple Timing  (Read 1292 times)

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Offline ppp333

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Atriple Timing
« on: May 13, 2011, 11:20:12 PM »
I know this might be stupid but I am beginning to worry about resistance.  I take Atripla, and have been undetectable.  I take it anywhere from 6am-8am, when I wake up.  Should I be worried about does times as they are not exactly at 7am where I try to take it on the dot?

Just I'm nervous bc I recently got labs drawn and this will be second lab since my first UD. I want to make sure it stays that away and hoping that the hour before or after my usal timing doesnt make a difference.

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Atriple Timing
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 09:11:16 AM »
Hi PPP,
i dont think u have anything to worry about...my doctor says that taking it an hour or two different doesn't hurt you.  Just get back on track and try to take it around the same time.  If it bothers you still you can always consult with a pharmacist to see what their thoughts are and give your doctor a call.  my doc advised me originally that it wouldn't hurt to be off an hour or two from time to time.
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Atriple Timing
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 09:15:27 AM »
I have been on Atripla for over a year and usually take it between 10pm and 11:30 pm - I have never had a problem in regards to viral load - been UD since starting it.  Doc has also told me that an hour before or hour after should cause no harm. 
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline PozBrian

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Re: Atriple Timing
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 12:47:29 PM »
My taget for taking my daily dose is 10pm. I usually ends up being being between 10 and 12. If I'm tired and going to bed early I might take it before 9, but that doesn't happen very often. On very rare occasions I have fallen asleep on the sofa watching some TV and don't take it until the morning. I beat myself up a bit when that happens. So far it's been ok.

3/8 CD4: 495, 31%, VL UD
2/1 CD4: 564, 20%.VL UD, switching to Issentress & truvada
10/11 CD4: 446, 29%, VL UD
7/11 CD4: 873, 35%, VL UD
4/11 CD4: 573, 34% VL 0
12/10 CD4: 405, 30% VL UD
9/10 CD4: 416, 31% VL UD
5/10 CD4: 393, 29% VL: UD
02/10 CD4: 423, 37% VL: UD
11/09 CD4: 379, 25% VL: UNDETECTABLE!!
10/09 CD4: 245, 25% VL: 87
9/09 CD4: 246, 24% VL: 49!
8/09 CD4: 277, 26% VL: 115
7/09 CD4: 346, 24% VL: 221
6/09 started Atripla
5/09 CD4: 326, 16%  VL:125000
4/09 HIV +, CD4: 397, 16%  VL:195000, PPD reactive

Offline RichardfromIndy

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Re: Atriple Timing
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 09:44:11 PM »
I've been told that it's best to take Atripla just before bedtime making certain, of course, that you are meeting the eating restrictions that are supposed to enable the med to work best.  Nonetheless, I have taken at various times, usually between 9 pm-12 pm without any issues regarding it's effect.  The dreams can be weird sometimes, but it is a great medication.  I have excellent prescription coverage, so I am only paying a small co-pay for a 3-month supply.  I don't know how anyone that would have to pay the full amount for the drug would ever do it.  According to my statements, it is about $1200 a month which comes out to about $42 a pill.  I would have thought that the price would have come down by now, particularly for those folks who cannot afford to pay the full price for it.  I've not had to check into any services to provide assistance so I am totally ignorant about how some people are able to afford the medication.

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Atriple Timing
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 09:58:55 PM »
My latest script that i'm picking up tomorrow shows online that my insurance paid $1629 of the cost and my copay is $60 for a total of $1,689 (of course, the Atripla copay plan picks up the $60 for me), so my total out of pocket is $0.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Atriple Timing
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 06:31:09 PM »
yeah they are expensive little buggers.  I got a call from CVS the other day asking if i was ready for a refill, this was shocking to me since i still have about 3 weeks left on my previous 90 day supply.  i guess CVS wants that 3500.00 from my insurance, they usually dont call me to refill a prescription... i went ahead and got them so i have extra built up for a 'just in case' situation.  ya never know.
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD

Offline ruralguy

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Re: Atriple Timing
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 12:46:09 PM »
I take it just like you do.  My doc said a 2 hour window is ok, but mostly I take it regularly within 60 minutes or so.  I've stayed UD since beginning.
tested positive June 19, 2009
7/3/09 vrl 9000 cd4 - 300
8/14/09 cd4 - 350, 20%
started Atripla 9/14/09
10/5/09 vrl undetectable, WOW so fast!
12/28/09 vrl undetectable, CD4 - 615  27% cholesterol down, kidney function normal
4/26/10 vrl undetectable, CD4-600, kidney and liver numbers normal
9/9/10 vrl undetectable, CD4-685
1/3/11 vrl undetectable, CD4-700
all 2011 and Jan 2012 visits vrl undetectable CD4 ranged from 715-645
5/7/2012  vrl undetectable, CD4-615, all liver, kidney, lipids, heart functions, etc normal


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