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Atripla Concerns

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Atripla concern

Hi Doc,I'm currently taking truvada and viramune and doing very well. I'm thinking about switching to Atripla so that I only have to take one pill everyday. My one concern is the nightmares, sleep problems I've heard about with...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Atripla is a combination drug that contains efavirez (Sustiva), which commonly causes side effects such as sleep disturbance and nightmares. If you decide to switch, you should be prepared for the likelihood of such side effects.On the question of... Read more »

Newly infected, already on Atripla. Concerned about antibody tests

Dear Dr. Young/McGowan:I was recently infected in Oct 08. 10-31-08: (VL/CD4) 265K, 921. 11-15-08:... Read more »

Serious Atripla Concern

Thanks for reading. I am 3 months poz, had very good starting numbers (VL of 400 and CD4 of 930)... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Switching From Atripla to Complera

Now that the best-selling Atripla has a real competitor, an important question becomes, can people switch from Atripla to the new Complera? While switching to a new and improved drug or regimen is common, there was a concern about switching here... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabina + Tenofovir)

¿Qué Es Atripla? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Atripla? ¿Qué Sucede con la Resistencia a los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo se Toma Atripla? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Secundarios? ¿Como Reacciona Atripla Con Otros Medicamentos? ¿Qué Es Atripla? ... Read more »
Project Inform

"Quad Pill" Continues to Do Well in Early Study

A new competitor to the only full-regimen pill on the market (Atripla) may emerge within another year or two with the continued development of the "quad pill". This combo pill includes three HIV drugs (the new integrase inhibitor elvitegravir +... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 React With Other Drugs? What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs... Read more »
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Atripla Rash

Posted by Leonardo, 2 Replies
I have been on Atripla for 8 days and a rash (small red marks/blotches) has developed on my arms and torso. This is the first day it has appeared. How concerned should I be? If I can deal with this rash for a while, should I continue my medication... Read more »

Starting Atripla today...happy or horror stories?

Posted by onetrules, 2 Replies
Hi, all...thank you, everyone, for your posts. 11 years poz and I just got my first batch of Atripla. I'm a little terrified. The side effects sound a little harsh. My sleeping is awful, anyway, and trying to keep an empty stomach at night will be... Read more »

Atripla...Tripped out!

Posted by Danigirl, 4 Replies
Hello everyone. Today is the first day my husband tried Atripla and Boy, did it trip him out! I took one look at him when I got home and could tell he was being affected by the drug. His eyes where red and kept scratching or rubbing his face. He... Read more »


Posted by 1xltnbear2go, 1 Reply
I've been on Atripla for 2 months now, and received some labs today that concerned me a bit. I am type II diabetic for 5 years, and HIV + asymptomatic for 23 years this April. My RBC was low: 4.09 (anemia?) range:4.10-5.60. MCV is high: 107... Read more »