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Author Topic: Atripla dosing issue.  (Read 1634 times)

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Offline dpb

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Atripla dosing issue.
« on: August 11, 2011, 07:22:07 AM »
I've been on Atripla for almost three months now.  I normally take it around 8-9 PM.  I set an alarm, and I also have a pill box.  I needed to catch up on sleep, so I went to bed at around 7 PM last night.  I woke up this morning unsure if I actually took my medication or not.  The space for yesterday's pill box is empty, but I have no recollection of waking up, turning off my alarm, and taking the pill. 

I've been considering transitioning my dosing schedule to the morning for a while.  I don't experience any side effects (although I did in the beginning).  I believe it will help with adherence so I don't have to worry about sleeping through an alarm again.  Should I take one this morning just in case I did miss last night's dose and just begin a new dosing schedule around 9 AM everyday? 
Date        CD4    %    VL
1/15/11    Diagnosed
3/1/11    525    18    168,518
5/12/11    558    16    331,791
5/16/11    Started Atripla
5/31/11    NA    NA    1,200
6/15/11    721    21    330
7/15/11    649    23    231
8/15/11    569    25    UD
11/17/11  752    26    UD
3/1/12    634    27    UD
7/2/12    594    26    UD
2/13       676    30    UD
9/13       662    31    UD

Offline phildinftlaudy

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  • sweet Ann what you think babe...
Re: Atripla dosing issue.
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 10:08:54 AM »
Hard to say -
If you did take it last night and you take again this morning, you shouldn't haven't any real adverse effects.  One time I took my 11 pm dose and then took again at 11 am - thinking I had forgotten the night before - and noticed more pronounced wooziness/dizziness that last for a little bit.

Some people like taking in the AM as they don't experience some of the sleep disruptions that can occur with Atripla.  Myself, I would rather take in the evening.  Personal choice - based on how you tolerate the drug and which dosing schedule works best for you.

Others may have additional feedback.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
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 emeraldize

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Re: Atripla dosing issue.
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 10:33:31 AM »
The space for yesterday's pill box is empty, but I have no recollection of waking up, turning off my alarm, and taking the pill.

I can take a pill, be totally awake and an hour or two later, not recall if I took it. I've got better things to do with that data storage space (apparently).  I think your pillbox is the best evidence you took it.

Offline newt

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Re: Atripla dosing issue.
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 05:04:10 PM »
Up to you, it will work whatever time you take it. An odd missed dose after 3 months won't matter.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"


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