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Atripla Herb Interactions

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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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Cleanse Herbs

What cleanse herb can I take with Atripla...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I advise strongly against using any cleansing herbs. They can be toxic and there is no such a thing as cleansing. No interaction data is available between HIV medications and herbs.If you want to cleanse, drink water through the day, eat a clean... Read more »

Atripla interaction with herbal tea mixture

Hello - thanks for your time in answering questions on this site.I have been on Atripla for nearly 2 years with great results. I was recently given an herbal tea mixture as a gift that I really like. It includes the following ingriedients:...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
We do not have data on herbs and Atripla. I tell people not to take supplements to which we have no interaction data at the same time as they take their medications. Most supplements have not been studied in HIV and will probably never be. As a... Read more »

Herb and HIV drug interactions

Is there a web-site to check the drug interactions with various herbs? I google and just get random information. I am taking Norivir, Reyataz, Ziagen and Viread. I want to take a virus elimination herb that includes Burdock Root, Ashwagandha Root,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I'd be cautious about adding untested products or supplements, particularly when your taking Norvir (ritonavir)-- this medication has the greatest potential to cause negative drug-drug interactions.I'll start my... Read more »

drug/herb interaction

i'm taking sustiva and combivir, i want to begin ginko biloba, any interaction known?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is concern in general about the effectivenss of ginko and its safety . I am not aware of any data regarding problems when your HIV meds are taken with gingo biloba. KH... 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 »

Cats Claw & Atripla

Posted by Surfer, 11 Replies
I have been researching the Internet and can not really find any information for or against. Has anyone on Atripla tried supplementing treatment with Cats Claw? If so how did it work? Read more »

switched to Atripla! wooohoooooo

Posted by mauka, 3 Replies
Man I was pretty worried but I guess so far so good, no nightmares, dreaming a lot yes but it ain't bad at all! The only thing is when i go to bed I get so itchy on my feet and legs and scratch almost to bleed any tips on that? Thanks everyone for... Read more »