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Can You Take Atripla Every Other Day

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Atripla Every Other Day

Dr. DeJesus, My Dr. suggested to me that I would be a good candidate for taking Atripla Every Other day. Do you every suggest this to patients in your office? Cant wait to hear from you on this one...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Atripla, as you probably know, is a coformulation of efavirenz, tenofovir and emtricitabine. All these drugs have very long half lives, which means that they stay in your bloodstream for a long time (days) after you take the dose. This property... Read more »

Take Atripla Every Other Day?

I spoke to two other friends of mine who have spoken to their doctor (same doctor) and are... Read more »

Can I take Atripla Every Other Day

My HIV Dr. Suggested that I take my Atripla evrey other day due to my Nightmares. Do you agree... Read more »
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Day 254: Changing the Time of Day I Take Atripla (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . So after experiencing insomnia that has become bothersome, I decided to talk to my... Read more »
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Day 8 on Atripla: You Have a Rash on Your What?? (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . On Day 7 of my HIV meds (Atripla), I broke out in a rash. The doctor says that it... Read more »
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Day 253: Atripla and Insomnia (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . For the most past I have no issues with Atripla, the medication that I take for... Read more »
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Day 3 on Atripla: Why Do You Think People Don't Talk About HIV? (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . What are some reasons why you think that people do not talk about HIV? Is it fear?... Read more »
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Atripla Once a day

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was jsut prescribed by my doctor, the drug Atripla. It wasnt even in the CVS pharmacy computer yet...or on their shelves....i jsut found out I am positive and my viral load number wasnt good..81,000. So my doctor is putting me on this...anyone... Read more »

4 days on atripla

Posted by CMH, 1 Reply
Started atripla 4 days ago. I was really apprehensive to start based on the side-effects i'd been reading about. This post is for everyone out there putting it off. Don't. It's not bad at all. Nothing bad to report at all. First night I had a... 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 »

Atripla Rash

Posted by Leonardo, 2 Replies
I have been on Atripla for 8 days and a rash (small red marks/blotches) has developed on my arms and torso. This is the first day it has appeared. How concerned should I be? If I can deal with this rash for a while, should I continue my medication... Read more »