Can I change drugs?
Yes, it is easy to use a different combination.
Although most people do well on their first ART, it is easy to change one or all of the drugs if you need to.
Changing to a different combination will not affect your long-term health. It will not reduce your future choices. You can still use the same drugs if you need to in the future.
If you are having trouble with side effects, changing treatment is easy. You do not have to put up with difficult side effects.
For most people it is often better to see whether side effects get easier after the first weeks or month.
A few people change ART more quickly, even after only a few days.
Last updated: 1 October 2019.