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Atripla Drug Facts

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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
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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
...with your HIV specialist, you should be able to find an effective convenient regimen that is reasonably well tolerated.As for Atripla's side effects, they often subside over six to eight weeks. See below.Good luck.Dr. BobAtripla for graveyard... 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 Read more »

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 Read more »

Abdominal and Back pain from Atripla

I've just started taking Atripla a few weeks ago and am suffering from lower back pain and every BM is painful. I cut the dose in half the other night and had a great next day. I know its not good to mess with your dosage.so how do I prevent these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You are absolutely correct! "It is not good to mess with your dosage" of Atripla! In fact it's a very bad idea. Not taking the full recommended dose can quickly lead to the development of drug resistance to 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 »
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FAQs About Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Choosing Atripla | Side Effects | When to Take Atripla Choosing Atripla I have HIV and hepatitis B, and my doctor wants me to start 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 »
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Atripla's Co-Pay Program Now Saves More Money

... The co-pay program for Atripla now eliminates the requirement that people first pay $50 out-of-pocket before financial assistance begins. The same is true for Read more »
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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

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 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 »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone, My partner was recently diagnosed. We are trying to figure out ways to pay for Atripla. We are both students and he gets his health insurance through his university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per Read more »