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Atripla Drug Side Effects In Women

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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
Ask the Experts

Is Atripla Toxic

Happy Holidays! Ill make this short and simple. Is Atripla toxic? I understand that all medications have side effects but is this medication any more toxic than other medications that people take for various illnesses? Thank you in advance for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I would not consider Atripla toxic except perhaps for fetuses (not recommended for use in pregnant women). The individual components each have some adverse 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
...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 »

Hi again from NYC, atripla vs boosted PI

Dear Bob,This is your med student friend from NYC, I wrote to you a few times before here, first time about a year ago when I got infected the first time. I'd love to get your opinion on something. As I told you the last time my CD4 values, both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...if you are resistant to one of the three drugs or if you have kidney disease (tenofovir could be a problem) or if you are a woman who might get pregnant (efavirenz can induce birth defects), it's not for you. In addition if you cannot have... 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 »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in people with higher CD4 counts. There is now more proof that untreated HIV has a negative impact... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

... Bridges toAccess or 1-866-728-4368 Co-paymentassistance Combination Pills Atripla Brand Name:   Atripla Other Name(s): Sustiva plus Truvada plus Viread ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sustiva

...enzymes in people with hepatitis B and/or C can occur and should be monitored. Potential drug interactions: Do not take with Atripla, since Sustiva is already in Atripla. You cannot take the following medications with Sustiva: midazolam,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of these side effects. Fetal harm can occur when efavirenz is given to a pregnant woman, especially during the first trimester. Women should avoid pregnancy while taking efavirenz and for 12... Read more »
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Isentress Drug - Side Effects?? HELP

Posted by design36, 1 Reply
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

atripla experience

Posted by hopefulone, 13 Replies
...i started atripla about 10 days ago. i thought i would share my experience since i had read about some experiences with the drug that made me 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 »

Starting Meds Terrified

Posted by lone_soul, 5 Replies
...meds? The fact sheets read like a horror move! I'am so scared. Anyone out there have any advise? Dr. said he plans to start atripla. Read more »