Q and A


Can I take efavirenz at midnight?

Hi, i’ve been on ART for nearly 3 and half weeks now. My ART is one pill and it includes efavirenz. I have an upcoming exam and I cant study with the shaking feeling I get few mins after I get the tablet. Can I switch the time from 10.50pm to 12 midnight? I will take the drug thereafter everyday at 12 midnight.


Hi, how are you doing?

Yes you can do this. Just take your next normal dose at midnight instead of 10:50. Being an hour and 10 minutes later than normal is not going to effect your treatment.

Avoiding fatty foods at the same time you take efavirenz can help reduce side effects. The fat increases how much efavirenz the body absorbs and this can cause worse side effects.

Good luck with your exam,



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