Atripla: Long Term Side Effects?
Feb 20, 2009
Hi Dr. Henry.
I am not currently taking Atripla; however, my HIV specialist says that it'll probably be his first choice for me once I begin taking meds.
I have a friend who has been taking Atripla for about a year, and he says that use of Atripla can cause diabetes.
Are you familiar with a correlation between use of Atripla and the onset of diabetes? Is this something I should be concerned about?
P.S. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. I love this site!
Response from Dr. Henry
Compared to other HIV drug combinations, Atripla would rank low on the scale of diabetes risk with 1% or less of pxs starting it developing diabetes directly attributable to Atripla. Sometimes the general weight gain seen when starting any effective HIV regimen (often will gain 3-10 pounds of course mostly fat)can help unmask latent diabetes. Bottom line risk is low but it can happen. KH
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