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St Johns Wort And Atripla

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St. John's Wort Ingredient and Atripla

I purchased some herbal tea supplement tea that has organic St. John's Wort Leaf and Flower in it as one of many blends of herbs ingredients (Valerian Root extract 20mg, Passion Flower Extract 10mg, and proprietary blend of herbs(Licrice Root,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is concern that use of St Johns wort can decrease the levels of the efavirenz in Atripla. Though the amount of St Johns wort in the herbal tea may be minimal that Read more »

What can I take with atripla

What vitamin supplements should I NOT take with Atripla? Read more »

Herb & Spices Concern

In a Nov 25th post titled "What can I take with Atripla" it was mentioned the "Garlic and St John's... Read more »
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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

... What Is Atripla? Who Should Take Atripla? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Atripla Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

What Is St. John's Wort? What Are the Benefits of St. John's Wort? Why Do People With HIV Use St. John's Wort? How Is St. John's Wort Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line ... Read more »
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A Dose of Unintended Consequences

...Epivir and zidovudine (Retrovir). Do not take zidovudine (Retrovir), Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Trizivir, Emtriva, Truvada, or Atripla while taking Combivir, since all or part of these medications are already in Combivir or have equivalent... Read more »
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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...Cafergot), bepridil, pimozide, and St.John's wort should not be used with efavirenz. Efavirenz is also not recommended with atripla. Efavirenz may change the effects of some birth control pills. A second method of birth control should be used... Read more »
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taking st. john's wort?

Posted by Anonymous
I am working on a cover story for US News and World Report about dietary supplements. There have been some findings that taking St. John's Wort can interfere with the effectiveness of protease inhibitors. If this has happened to you or you know of... Read more »

1st Month With Atripla

Posted by wonderboy21, 3 Replies
...1st Month with atripla and everything is going just fine. i love my get well pill as my best friend puts it. I Have Had NO SIDE EFFECTS AT ALL.. i was Read more »

Atripla

Posted by pincushion, 1 Reply
...I just found out I was hiv positive and decided to start meds right away. I was put on Atripla and haven't had any side effects so far. It's been two weeks. Is this normal? Read more »

Atripla and headache question

Posted by jdsv, 2 Replies
...I've been taking Atripla for 1 month now and seem to have kept a medium to sometimes severe headache almost the entire time. I also had two root canals Read more »