Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


tribuss and contaceptive pills
Feb 15, 2013

can tribuss affect the effectiveness of ovrals contaceptive pills

Response from Dr. Henry

The efavirenz in Tribuss (Atripla in the US) can decrease levels of estrogens reducint effectives of oral contraceptives. Below are summary of some interactions from 2013 US DHHS HIV Treatment Recommendations table:

ethinyl estradiol ¡ê levonorgestrel AUC ¡é 83% norelgestromin AUC ¡é 64% ¡é etonogestrel (implant) possible

Use alternative or additional contraceptive methods. Norelgestromin and levonorgestrel are active metabolites of norgestimate.

Discussion with your HIV dcotor and pharmacist is recommended. KH



Previous
Rashes/Dark Red Patches will they go away?
Next
Why do I fall ill so often after starting treatment?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement