Atripla Herb Interactions

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AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...have to identify the drug that you are taking. This would mean disclosing that you have HIV infection. How Does Atripla React With Other Drugs? Atripla can interact with other drugs or supplements you are taking. These interactions can change the amount of each drug in your bloodstream and cause an under- or overdose. New interactions are constantly being identified. Make sure that your health care provider knows about ALL drugs and...
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herbal tea interaction with atripla

Dear Dr.Robert,I just started atripla medication yesterday. and i am concerened about how it would intercat with a herbal tea that i make which is mixture of:Turmeric, thyme, oregano, basil, parsley, cinnamon, clove, ginger, camomile, black cumin...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You want to know if your herbal tea would "interact" with Atripla? That tea mix sounds more like the spice rack at Piggly Wiggly than something you would brew Read more »

I am about to start atripla, and I am scared to continue taking my multi-vitamin/ multi-mineral

I am starting atripla therapy and i read that St. Johns wort is a no no. That being said, I am very active and exercise a lot. I have been taking a multi vitamin/ multi-mineral vitamin pack from produced by GNC for active men. Is it safe to continue...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration interact with HIV medications, so I would not be too concerned and still take your multivitamin with Atripla. Do not take herbs or any other supplement without consulting your physician.Nelson Read more »

The P450 pathway interaction

I am currently using atripla, and also a supplements that cointain herbal extracts such as: green tea, mat, ginseng, Uva ursi, Guarana, Apidosperma spp.), herbs and spices (Centella asiatica, cinnamon, horseradish, ginger, curry, cayenne pepper,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...No formal drug interactions studies have been done looking at either the cumulative or individual effect of those alternative meds on levels of efavirenz Read more »

Testosterone vs Tribulus on Atripla?

I have been having on & off low testosterone levels (and the resultant fatigue, tendency to feeling depressed & the like), but not consistently low enough to qualify for testosterone supplementation under the govt drug programs here (Australia). I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...make your Mr. Happy happier!2. Mixing HIV medicaments and herbal products can be dangerous. There are many potential drug-herbinteractions and these have not been studied. Finally, regarding exercise, just push yourself to do it regularly. After... Read more »

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...Discontinuation of Atripla may cause a severe reaction in patients who are also infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications, prescription or nonprescription... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: See the drugs contained in Atripla: Sustiva, Emtriva, and Viread. Do not take Sustiva, Emtriva,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Interactions

... What Are Drug Interactions? How Does the Body Process Drugs? How Do Drugs Interact? Why Does Food Matter? What Causes the Most InteractionsRead more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Allergy Strategies

...loop about any new allergy medications you're taking, including over-the-counter ones, so he or she can check for potential drug interactions. Here are some general tips for allergy sufferers: If you're uncertain about the source of your... Read more »