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Stopped Atripla For A Week

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i havent taken my atripla in a week?

i recently stopped taken my atripla for a week because of sleep problems , ive been on it since december of 2009, can i start taking it again?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...interruption didn't have negative consequences, such as the development of drug resistance to one or more components of your Atripla. If you cannot tolerate Atripla due to persistent side effects, there are a number of good treatment options. You... Read more »

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Atripla

...people who had long-term virologic suppression while taking Atripla. After a year of taking this combination just five days per week with weekends off, the viral load remained suppressed in all of them. As these studies are small, this approach... Read more »
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Sustiva

...abnormal dreams or nightmares, depression, euphoria or mania, and agitation). These symptoms typically diminish within four weeks. If you can't sleep (which more commonly develops later), ask about switching the timing of your dose little by... Read more »
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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...to a pregnant woman, especially during the first trimester. Women should avoid pregnancy while taking efavirenz and for 12 weeks after stopping therapy. Women should also be instructed not to breast-feed if HIV-infected and undergoing treatment... Read more »
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FAQs About Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...I used to take Truvada increase my chances of building a resistance? My doctor said I can take Atripla at night for four weeks to get used to the side effects and then switch to a morning dose. What's your opinion? Doctors recommend that... Read more »
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Meds - How long to adjust?

Posted by calguy2009, 2 Replies
...Hi, newly infected and over 50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune Read more »

Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...I have been reading a lot of posts about Atripla and weight gain and the same info keeps coming back that Atripla does not cause weight gain. Well, I feel this is false information Read more »

Over 50 and just tested positive - meds adjustment

Posted by calguy2009, 3 Replies
...Hi, newly infected and over 50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune Read more »

starting treatment - Atripla ?

Posted by neneroc, 7 Replies
...after a lot of blood work .. physicals etc etc .. Dr. has recomended me to start Atripla, honestly im nervous . Cd4 count is low and VL high, has to do with me being infected just recently (6-8months ago) I need Read more »