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Side effects of atripla
Aug 29, 2006

I just started atripla about a monthago I do get headaches at various times. Can I also get facial lipodystrophy?

Response from Dr. Henry

The components of Atripla (tenofovir + FTC + efavirenz) have been relatively fat friendly over 2-3+ years of study and experience. Fat loss has not been seen much especially compared to regimens containing stavudine or to a lesser degree zivodudine (AZT). Headaches are experienced which can be due to persistent effects of the efavirenz or less likely one of the other components of Atripla. KH

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