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side affects
May 23, 2008

what side affects come with Atripila

Response from Dr. Henry

In general side effects of Atripla are driven by Sustiva (efavirenz) : Same side effects as


Sleep disturbances such as vivid dreams (improves over the first several weeks); dizziness; drowsiness; mood disturbances Difficulty with concentration Rash Do not take during pregnancy; may cause birth defects

Viread Gassiness; abdominal discomfort; nausea; diarrhea Kidney impairment Viread is active against hepatitis B, and stopping it can cause "flare-up" of hepatitis B

Emtriva Skin discoloration (particularly in dark-skinned people) Headache; diarrhea; nausea Emtriva is active against hepatitis B, and stopping it can cause "flare-up" of hepatitis B

You can look up more detailed information about side effects of various therapies by looking under the treatment section in the Body and click on the individual drugs. KH

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