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Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Dosing

The recommended dose of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir for the treatment of HIV or AIDS is one tablet once daily. Be sure to take your dose on an empty stomach and at the same time every day to maintain an even level in your blood. Efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir dosing guidelines must be followed closely; missing doses can make the drug less effective.

Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla™) 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.
 

Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Dosing for HIV or AIDS

The recommended dose of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir for treating HIV or AIDS in adults and adolescents weighing at least 88 pounds is 600 mg/200 mg/300 mg (one tablet) once daily.
 

General Information on Dosing With Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir

Considerations for people taking efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
     
  • Efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir should be taken on an empty stomach. Taking it at bedtime may help to minimize side effects. 
     
  • Try to take efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir 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 efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. 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 efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir dosing, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     

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