1. Fixed Dose Combination - First Line Treatment
An acronym for this is also FDC: Fixed Dose Combination
This is also referred to as Triple Therapy because it contains three drugs in one pill, i.e. 1 Tablet once-a-day.
Important to remember when taking this type of treatment
A. Because of the five main side effects of this medication, it is recommended that patients take this medication at night, in order for the side-effects to take place at night and not during the day as indicated in the illustration on the left.
These side effects are:
- Dreams (Crazy)
2. First and Second Line Treatment
This refers to medication that you might take once or twice a day (am / pm or both) depending on your Viral Load, TB Infection or Pregnancy.
- Or a Protease Inhibitor (PI)
- Or Reyataz / Atazor / Norvir
Important aspects to remember when taking this type of treatment:
This type of medication must be taken with a meal high in healthy fats.