Q and A


Can I eat after taking Atroiza? (with efavirenz)

I have uncontrolled appetite! Can I still eat after taking Atroiza since is difficult to fall asleep? but I still grave something to eat? I live in South Africa.


Hi there


It is okay to eat after taking meds like Atroiza that include efavirenz – but this has to only be low fat food.

High fat food increases drug levels of efavirenz and this will make it more difficult to sleep.

There is more info about efavirenz dosing and side effects here:

If you still have problems with efavirenz, talk to your doctor in case a different combination is easier.

You are writing from South Africa where dolutegravir-based combinations (TLD) is now available.


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