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Atripla And Sun Sensitivity

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Atripla & Sun sensitivity?

Dr.'s, I tested poz last month and really want you to know how helpful these forums are. I started Atripla last month and feel that it has made me more sensitive to sunlight. I never burn, but the first time I went to a pool this year (with 35...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Are you taking any other meds that are known to increase sensitivity to sunlight (such as sulfa or tetracycline antibiotics)? I have had some patients report increased sensitivity to UV light on a variety of HIV regimens but I have noticed any... Read more »

re: Atripla causing skin sensitivity to sunlight?

i had the same problem and found using a sunblock helped tremendously. Read more »

Atripla causing skin sensitivity to sunlight?

Hello there, I have been on Atripla now since last November, and had no problems with the drug... 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 »
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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

... Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Emtriva

...breath, and enlarged, fatty liver. Potential drug interactions: No significant drug interactions. Do not take Truvada, Atripla, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Combivir, or Trizivir while taking Emtriva, since they contain Emtriva or medication... Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have Read more »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
...results back this Tuesday and I am pretty sure that they will recommend that I get started on meds. My concern is that I hear Atripla causes severe emotional issues and weird dreams in some people, and I think I am already emotionally imbalanced... 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 question

Posted by pozmarie, 1 Reply
...I have been taking Atripla for approx. 2 years and am noticing slight body fat changes... accumulation around my abdomin and thinning in my legs/butt. Read more »