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Atripla (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir) Side Effects

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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF or Viread). Efavirenz is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). Both emtricitabine and tenofovir DF are medicines called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). NNRTIs and NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that...
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Drug Interaction

I am currently taking Atripla. I've recently developed what my physician calls dysthymia and she has prescribed 150 mg of Wellbutrin XL daily. Are you aware of any issues involving Atripla and Wellbutrin XL? Both drugs have been proven to be...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Both drugs have been incredibly effective. Since you didn't mention any adverse effects, I assume you have had no significant side effects. The likelihood of any interaction between Atripla (efavirenze/tenofovir/emtricitabine) and Wellbutrin XL... Read more »

Truvada/Nevirapine Combo

I'm on Truvada and Nevirapine at the moment which is three pills once a day. I want to switch to Altripa as it is a one pill, once a day treatment, any advice?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...tenofovir and emtricitabine (which are both in truvada which you are already taking) and efavirenz. Efavirenz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), which nevirapine is also. HIV that is resistant to one would likely be... Read more »

Could this be a side effect of Atripla?

I take Atripla and have been on this drug combination since January, 2006. Ive tolerated the medicine well with an undetectable viral load and CD4s in the low to mid 400s. I take no other medication and I dont drink, smoke, or take recreational...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...cause or aggravate a range of psychological problems so a trial off efavirenz (ie Truvada plus a boosted PI) might be worth considering on a trial basis if no other possible cause is found. KH Read more »

How to take Atripla?

Should I take it before dinner and how long do I need to wait before eating? What about alcohol with dinner?
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...preferably before going to bed, appears to be the best time to take it, to better tolerate or get use to some of the potential side effects. But it also can be taken with food, it is just that food is known to increase or expedite the absorption... Read more »
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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... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

...emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTI or nukes) and non-nucleoside... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...Viread Other Name(s): Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir, GS-4331-05, PMPA Prodrug, TDF, Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, also known as Viread or tenofovir DF, is a type... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

... em-tri-SIT-uh-bean Brand Name: Emtriva Other Name(s): 524W91, FTC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Emtricitabine, also known as Emtriva or FTC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse Read more »
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Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! 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 »

atripla experience

Posted by hopefulone, 13 Replies
...very nervous. i have been pleasantly surprised with the drug thus far. i was particularly worried, but to date i have had no side effects. i had vivid dreams the first two nights and thus far that has been it. they were quite imaginative in... Read more »

1st Month With Atripla

Posted by wonderboy21, 3 Replies
...1st Month with atripla and everything is going just fine. i love my get well pill as my best friend puts it. I Have Had NO SIDE EFFECTS AT ALL.. i was looking forward to those crazy dreams everyone was talking about but nope not for me. so if... Read more »