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The recommended Atripla dosage for the treatment of HIV and AIDS is 600 mg/200 mg/300 mg, taken once a day on an empty stomach. The medication should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in the blood. It is important that you follow Atripla dosing guidelines carefully; missing doses can increase the chance of HIV developing resistance to drugs.
The dose of Atripla™ (efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended dose of Atripla for treating HIV or AIDS in adults and adolescents weighing at least 88 pounds is Atripla 600 mg/200 mg/300 mg (one tablet) once daily.
Considerations for people taking Atripla include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
- Atripla should be taken on an empty stomach. Taking it at bedtime may help minimize side effects.
- Try to take Atripla at the same time every day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions about taking Atripla. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing resistance to the medication, thereby making it less effective.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your Atripla dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.