Q and A


I took two pills by mistake, will I be OK?

I’ve taken two pills by mistake, am I going to be OK? I take Atripla.


Thanks for getting in touch.

Though you only need one tablet a day of Atripla, you’ll be OK. There won’t be any damage.


  1. Josh Peasegood

    Hi Leanne, this is not going to be a problem. You may experience slightly worse side effects for the next day. This would be expected with the higher drug level in your body. This will go away in a day or two – if this happens at all.

    If you do notice anything that makes you feel worse/ill, speak to a doctor or pharmacist.

  2. Leanne

    I over doses my arvs by mistake I took the same tablet I always takes in the morning I repeat them in the evening

  3. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Gloria,

    This isn’t how ARVs work. If you take more meds than you’re supposed to do, this will have a negative effect on your body. Your CD4 will increase, but you need to take the ARVs as prescribed by your doctor.

  4. Gloria

    Can I take two tablets daily instead of one in order to increase my Cd4 count?


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