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Atripla (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir) Dosage

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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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emtricitabine, tenofovir, efavirenz first line offensive

I use the term "first line offensive" with strong conviction to anyone considering beginning treatment. I was diagnosed HIV positive in April of 2003 and suspect having been HIV positive for some time prior to that given the last time I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your thoughtful post.The combination of tenofovir (Viread)/ emtricitabine (Emtriva)/ efavirenz (Sustiva) is a newer low pill count option for first line treatment of HIV. While there aren't any formally presented studies on the... Read more »

Constant rash from atripla 9efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC)

Can anyone advice me how to remedy this constant rash i am experiencing since i was put on above regimen 6 months ago.The ointments recommended by my Physician does eradicate the rash....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Rashes in the setting of starting HIV medications can have a wide range of causes including flare-ups of seborrhea, folliculitis, ezcema, fungal infections, manifestations of immune reconstitution syndrome, and/or side effects of one of the... Read more »

Ricovir & Stocrin or Efavirenz, tenofovir and lamivudine

My partner is taking Ricovir and Stocrin from a private care physician. The public health organization just offered to supply Efavirenz, Tenofovir and Lamivudine for free. Which combination is better?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Ricovir is a generic form of tenofovir. If used with efavirenz (Stocrin), it should be in combination with either lamivudine or in the generic co-formulated pill Ricovir-EM (includes emtricitabine, and here called... Read more »

efavirenz and tenofovir

I was just reading that a study was performed that showed that smaller doses of efavirenz (1/3 less) are just as effective as the current prescribed dose and that there is a new formulation of tenofovir that results in a 90% less plasma...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You're correct, a study presented at the IAS2013 conference suggests that 400 mg efavirenz is about the same as 600 mg (the standard dose) for people starting therapy. It will likely be a while before this is... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Complera, the new once-daily combo pill

Posted by bartleby
new treatment option. here's what you need to know.
Complera (rilpivirine/tenofovir/FTC) is like Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC) except it replaces the Sustiva (efavirenz, Stocrin) arm with Edurant (rilpivirine). it has to be taken with a meal.... Read more »