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Updated 03 September 2015

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Do you have to take your medicine on an empty stomach (like Efavirenz)?

An empty stomach is defined as one hour before a meal and two hours after a meal.

If you take medication intended to be taken on an empty stomach straight after a meal, the drug concentration might not be effective.

Take a look at our HIV/Aids Centre for more information on managing your condition.

 
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