Switching back to a previous taken medicine
Aug 16, 2012
Is it ok to go back on Atripla after being on truvada and isentress or will I have a restance ? Do I have other options I have a very nice PA that takes care of me I would like to help him out with new med ideas! I do not like isentress
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
So long as your viral load was undetectable during treatment with both Atripla and the Truvada/Isentress regimens, there is no reason to think that there's drug resistance, and therefore, no reason to think that switching back will have any problems.
If you've had difficulty with both regimens, one should ask if a different "third agent", such as rilpivirine (part of Complera), elvitegravir (part of the new Quad) or a protease inhibitor might help. Alternatively, could it be that the side effects that you're experiencing are due to one of the medications in Truvada (tenofovir/FTC)?
Hope that helps, BY
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