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Atripla Long Term Side Effects

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Atripla - Long Term Side Effects

Is it common for someone on Atripla to continue to experience side effects such as weight gain in the back of the neck and belly, and the odd sickly feeling?I have been on atripla for 2 years and had no problems, except since starting i have put on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to see if revamping the diet would be advise. The odd sickly feeling is not normal from Atripla after the first 2-4 weeks. Besides a medical assessment looking for other causes, the efavirenz and less often the tenofovir can make some patients... Read more »

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Atripla

..., 1 (800) 321-1335 and Gilead Sciences, www.gilead.com , 1 (800) GILEAD5 (445-3235), or www.atripla.com Potential side effects and toxicity: See the drugs contained in Atripla -- Sustiva, Emtriva, and Viread. Diarrhea, nausea, fatigue,... Read more »
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Emtriva

...all settings, FTC is only used in one of the fixed dose combinations previously listed. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
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Epivir

...forms the nucleoside backbone for nearly all HAART regimens since the HAART era began. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
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So I've been positive since 2006, and was told that I am a "slow progresser" and I would never have to go on the med's. Now I'm told that my CD4 is below 500, and that I should start med's to bring that number back up to the 800's or higher, like... Read more »

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