Can I split Atripla to make the pill easier to swallow?
I have recently been prescribed Atripla, after being on Truvada and Sustiva, for 5 years. Although Sustiva sometimes got stuck and I am finding swallowing the Atripla tablet particularly tricky, is it possible to have the dosage split into say two smaller Atripla tablets to make it easier to swallow?
Also if I take it with a slice of toast and a cup of tea in the morning, as I used to do with my previous tablets, would this be an issue?
Rather than trying to split Atripla, it would be better to go back to taking separate formulations of the efavirenz and Truvada (tenofovir/FTC).
There is no advantage to the once-pill option if the pills is too big to swallow. Your doctor shouldn’t have any problem with this as there is unlikely to be a cost difference.
You can follow the same diets and food recommendations as the two separate pills. Taking with or without food is fine, but do not take efavirenz (or Atripla) with a high fat meal.