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Offline RobertFL

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« on: November 07, 2009, 12:23:39 PM »
I have a question... Me meds supposed to arrieve today but when I went to the post office the said they dont have nothing for me, If I have good luck on Monday...

How bad its be without meds for two days? I have to tell it to my docto on the next visit?  I take Atripla every nigh.

thanks for your time...

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Re: Worried
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 04:58:06 PM »
With some of the meds missing a dose or two is not as big of a deal, with some it is. It has to do with the "half life," or how long they stay in your system.

Luckily for you, Atripla is one of the combos where it's OK to miss one dose, even two because the drugs involved stay in your system for a couple of days after stopping. More than two days off I would worry but up to two days maximum you are probably fine.  I'd have to re-read the specifics of the study but I believe it applies to those who are already undetectable. If there is a viral load it might not be a good idea.

Below is a link for the FOTO study that looked at taking Atripla "Five days On, Two days Off"



It's a good idea to order med refills as early as possible so that one can build up a small supply of extra meds for when these kinds of things happen.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 07:27:08 AM by Inchlingblue »

Offline RobertFL

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Re: Worried
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 07:22:16 PM »
Thanks for the link Inchlingblue..... I really appreciate.


Offline tommy246

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Re: Worried
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 06:38:03 AM »
Thats very intresting any follow up data ? thanks.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

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Re: Worried
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 07:35:35 AM »
Robert, make sure you don't take more than two days off max since that could be a problem. If by any chance they don't arrive Monday, I recommend you do everything you can to get a hold of a few pills to tide you over.

tommy, I'm not aware of any follow-up, below is a link to Dr. Gallant talking about it:


Offline RobertFL

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Re: Worried
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2009, 11:55:29 AM »
I will be on my way to the Clinic tomorrow morning, trust me...

Have a good day!

Offline RobertFL

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Re: Worried
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 09:47:08 PM »
Hello guys,

finally have my meds. ;D  The next step its verify the CD4 an VL the next week to see if everything its working right...so wich me luck...



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