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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the first tablet that includes a complete antiretroviral regimen. A generic version was approved for sale outside the U.S. under the PEPFAR program (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Atripla are a...
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Atripla for graveyard shift workers (ATRIPLA SIDE EFFECTS)

Hello, I work a 12hr overnight shift and was placed on Atripla. I have been on this regiment for only 5 days now and take it during the mornings before bedtime. I still have dizziness, and fatigue, after having 5 - 6hrs of sleep and also during the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Since this is a one pill once per day regimen, you can try adjusting the time you take Atripla to see if this mitigates the side effects. Many people have similar complaints when starting an efavirenz-based regimen. (Efavirenz is one of the... Read more »

New to Atripla (ATRIPLA SIDE EFFECTS, 2010)

Hi Dr. BobI was diagnosed with HIV back in 2004 and just started taking Atripla about a month ago. I am adjusting to the side effects, but the two main ones that are not really improving are weird bouts of depression that come and go during the day...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Shaunn,Since this is your first regimen, chances are there are a number of other very good treatment regimen options for you. (A resistance test would be helpful in selecting antiretrovirals to be included in your regimen.) Almost all... Read more »

I'm suppossed to take Atripla on an empty stomach, what about soda?( ATRIPLA AND FOOD, 2009)

I accidentally forgot the empty stomach policy on my Atripla, I haven't eaten, but I drank two glasses of Soda within two hours of when I'm supposed to take my meds, should I take it later or is it referring more to food....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Hi,It would make no difference if you took your Atripla shortly after the two sodas or waited two hours for the formal empty-stomach recommendation. See below.Dr. BobAtripla on empty stomachJan 9, 2009 I was told to take my med (Atripla) on empty... Read more »

Drug question about Atripla

Hello Dr. Bob. My question is that I found out that I'm going to take a hair drug test at work and I know that Atripla can cause a false positive for marijuana. I really don't want to tell my employer that I take atripla because i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I don't know exactly what type of hair analysis they are going to perform, but I tend to doubt your Atripla would cause a false reading. If it does, you should discuss the issue with your HIV specialist. He could write a letter to your... Read more »
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Pre employment drug testing and Atripla

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 3 Replies
I am aware that a drug test can show false positive if you take Atripla. Was wondering if most drug testing facilities know to use more specific test when you list Atripla as your medication.

Anyone here had recent experience with pre employment drug... Read more »

atripla

Posted by xltnbear2go, 4 Replies
This is my second day on Atripla, and noticed some overall bloating; mostly in my legs. They're not so muscular and veiny, but full. Some anxiety, otherwise OK. Any other side affects other than those found in the internet? Read more »

atripla first medication regimen

Posted by JavierNYC, 6 Replies
hello everyone my doctor is going to start me on atripla the one a day pill this will be my first regimen and im glade because its only one pill a day, has anyone taken this medication? i hear that some people have nightmares is that true, im... Read more »

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