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atripla help please

I have missed does going three days Because of Insomnia. I stray up for days after takin atripla. I have been on atripla for five months. My vl is 150 and cd4 is 377. If I star back taking it? Will be ok? I can't take not being able to sleep I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
You should call your doctor. It is not good to miss Atripla, especially when the viral load is not yet fully suppressed.Since you are having so much difficulty with the side effects from Atripla you should be switched to a substitute. It is not... Read more »

Taking Atripla too soon...HELP!

I have been taking Atripla now for almost a year. My viral load is undetectable and cd-4 counts are... Read more »

Pregnant on Atripla..please help

Hello Dr,This is the third time i'm sending this question. Can any of you be kind enough to... 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 antiretroviral drugs... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

New Contest Recognizes Heroes in the Fight Against HIV

On June 15, Bristol-Myers Squibb launched the "Atripla: 5 Years, 5 Heroes" contest to mark the fifth anniversary of Atripla by identifying individuals who have made a significant difference in the fight against HIV. According to their press release,... Read more »
TheBody.com

On Sleeping and Traveling While Taking Atripla

Stephen A. I started taking Atripla [efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC] about nine months ago, and the worst side effects for me are apparent when I am sleeping. My fiancĂ©e tells me I have an increased breathing rate, I sweat a lot, my limbs tend to... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Atripla

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today (July 12, 2006) approved Atripla Tablets, a new fixed-dose combination of three widely used antiretroviral drugs, to be taken in a single tablet once a day, alone or in combination with other... Read more »
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Atripla users - please help a newbie

Posted by Picard239, 4 Replies
Hello all, I've been poz for about 9 months now. My numbers are listed below. It is comforting to see that the stages I have been going through and will probably continue to do so have been experienced by most of the members of this forum. I do... Read more »

HELP! Took Atripla By Mistake

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I brought my medicine bottles to work today to reorder my them by phone. While rushing to take my vitamins, I took an Artipla pill by mistake. (I usually take one at night). Im beginning to stress out about this.

There was a post in one of the... Read more »

Atripla side effects (what not someone else with Atripla Drama)

Posted by Kenn, 3 Replies
Looking for another opinion if I should continue with Atripla and try to ride out the next two weeks or stop and try another medication. I'm on day 5, I have a history of anxiety and so far this has been multiplied two fold. I have been walking... Read more »

I taking Atripla and

Posted by harcase116, 1 Reply
I started noticing besides my achy joints and contant headaches(even with Aleve it still don't help) that my skin is getting drier and flaking!!!! Anything out there that can help!!! Read more »