Q and A

Question

What is Atroiza used for?

Answer

Atroiza is a combination pill than contains three HIV drugs. It is a generic version of Atripla.

It is mainly used to treat HIV.

However, i some countries the same drugs (efavirenz/tenofovirDF/emtricitabine) are used as PEP to prevent HIV infection.

This is not recommended in the UK or in other guidelines. which recommend different HIV drugs for PEP. This is because of concerns about efavirenz side effects in HIV negative people.

See: PEP, PEPSE and PrEP.

135 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Thapelo,

    ARVs should be taken at a time that works well for you. If you want to take your meds at 9pm, then take them then. If you’re new to meds you may find the following helpful: https://i-base.info/guides/starting

  2. Thapelo

    First day was 18:30 but now I want to take them at 21:00 is it a good or a bad thing to do?

  3. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Zara,

    Taking your meds 2 hours late is fine.

    If you realise you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. BUT, if you only realise when you’re going to take your next dose, do not take a double dose. Just take a single dose.

  4. Zaza

    I am taking Atrozia at 22:00 every time and I fell asleep at 21:00 and I just woke up now. So I need to know if it is still appropriate for me to take them since I am almost 2 hours late?

  5. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Moss,

    Atrozia isn’t used as PrEP, you need to take an ARV called Truvada, please see here: https://i-base.info/guides/prep

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