Side effects Atripla vs Sustiva/Truvada
Dec 23, 2008
About 2 weeks ago, I switched from 2 pills a day (sustiva and Truvada) to one pill a day (Atripla). I understand that the only difference is the number of pills. While on the 2 pills, I had been getting a warm slightly high feeling or sensation about 45 mins after I took the meds. I am not having that side effect now that I've switched to Atripla. What could be the explanation for this since they are the same medicines only in 1 pill? I'm slightly concerned.
Response from Dr. Henry
The chemicals used for packaging the meds and the exact kinetics of drug absorption may vary between Sustiva/Truvada and Atripla to a modest extent possibly explaining why some patients tolerate one form of the meds better than the other. KH
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