How much do I need to eat with Eviplera?
I’m starting eviplera tomorrow and my doctor says I need to take it with a “big” meal. I would prefer to take it in the morning so that it is out of the way but normally have a smoothie for breakfast. Is this enough? He says calorie intake is vital. Can you pls give examples of what is sufficient to take with my tablets?
Any other special care I need to take? Can I drink alcohol? Thank you.
Thanks for your email. It is very important to have a calorie intake of at least 390-550 calories with Eviplera. If you take Eviplera on an empty stomach this can mean you absorb 40% less of one of the three drugs in this pill (called rilpivirine).
This link will take you to examples of appropriate meals to take with Eviplera. A smoothie or protein shake is not sufficient- but there are several breakfast options on that page.
There is no need to avoid alcohol when taking Eviplera (provided that this doesn’t affect your adherence). For more info please see our meds page.