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Author Topic: Experiences with Atripla and that late night snack??  (Read 1910 times)

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Offline Ac75088

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Experiences with Atripla and that late night snack??
« on: June 22, 2011, 01:14:20 AM »
Hello again everyone :) Well, I have done a pretty good job at following the "take on empty stomach at bedtime" guidelines with Atripla..But lately I have experimented with eating dinner a little later due to my job and instead of the 2 hour wait to take the pill, I will take it an hour..or sometimes 45 min after I have eaten..When I do this though it is not usually a heavy meal..Something like a cup of soup or a Mc Double from McDonalds..Atripla then turns into potent sleeping pill for me when I take it soon after eating and I am able to sleep thru the night, feeling no effects in the morning..I guess I just wanted to test it out to see If my body would experience any new effects since I do love my food at night lol...Anyone else experience the same or any other different effects when you have done this? Also, am I screwing up the effectiveness of the meds? I've heard that food doesn't do that but just wanna make sure.

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Re: Experiences with Atripla and that late night snack??
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 07:09:43 AM »

A snack is not going to mess with the effectiveness of Atripla.

Sustiva, one of the components of Atripla, can cause side-effects for some, such as sleep disturbances or vivid dreams. Many people can sleep through this with no problems. Others find the side-effects become stronger if they have a meal or snack - particularly one high in fat - just before or just after taking it. That's why it's recommended that you do not eat within two hours of taking it. If you can eat and not have side-effects, then there's no problem with eating.

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Re: Experiences with Atripla and that late night snack??
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 07:32:31 AM »
Mc Double from McDonalds..
You realize this is not a "light" supper but heavy in fat.  So its the fat+Meds that can cause Atripla side effects. But if you aren't having them, no big deal.
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