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Atripla Drug Interactions K-pax Supplements

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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 AND BODYBUILDING SUPPLEMENTS

Hello,I have been HIV+ for over 4 years. My CD4 count is 350 and Viral load around 9,000. I just started treatment with Atripla. I work out regularly, and two or three times a year I take a stack of supplements for a two week period. This includes...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I reviewed the ingredients of those products and see no major concerns about drug interactions though they have not been formally studied so discussion with your HIV provider and more careful monitoring over the short term is recommended. KH... Read more »

K-PAX Immune Support Formula

First, let me say how great this site is. I have submitted questions and have received honest answers that I can trust. Thanks for that !Now for my question. I am a 60 yr old man, diagnosed in oct '08. Doing well. been on Atripla from the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I'll admit my bias- I think that most supplements are over-hyped and most often unnecessary, and the best "supplement" is a balanced diet rich in vegetables and fiber. For most of my patients, the most... Read more »

Vitamin supplement and Atripla

Hello Doctor.I've been taking Atripla since June 2007. However, my cholesterol is elevated a bit because of it. My cholesterol numbers usually come in between 235 to 260. I wanted to know if I started either a daily or every other day regime of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Though you haven't listed your LDL and HDL numbers, it would be safe to surmise that your cholesterol is abnormally high. The first steps in counteracting this is to work on optimizing your diet and exercise;... Read more »

About K-Pax

Hey Dr.Bob,You are my favorite doctor on this website, I love your sense of humor and positive attitude.I wrote you before, I am the gay guy from New York with 528 t-cell count and 14000 viral load, not on meds, newly diagnosed (3 months ago).I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi New York Guy,Welcome back to the forum.K-Pax is one of a number of vitamin and micronutrient combinations "promising" to boost or support the immune system and to do lots of other things too, like increase energy levels, improve liver... Read more »
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Solution to Atripla Side Effects (at least for me)

Posted by Wiilock, 3 Replies
Hey all, I have been on the "wonder pill" for about 3 years now. Previously was on norvir boosted invirase/truvada combo but the GI problems finally were too much.
Anyway I want to briefly recap what I've learned from some of my homeopathic... Read more »

For those on the Atripla regimen

Posted by Pos_in_Thailand
I am giving a URL for a very interesting and complete drug interactions database. If you are on Atripla, and are on or will be needing to take any medication for any reason, you can type it's name in the search and see if there is a known... Read more »

Supplement to help with depression/anxiety

Posted by taurusthecat, 1 Reply
Hey.

I don't really know where to post this, I thought that 'living with hiv' might be the best section.

I was reading the 'ask the experts' section and an anonymous poster asked one of the docs if there was any kind of natural supplement to help with... Read more »

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 »