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Can You Take Atripla With Cold Medicine

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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir
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Bactrim and levaquin

I was diagnosed HIV + a month and have been taking Atripla and Bactrim due to my low CD4 count of 125. THe other night I went to the energency room with what I thought was a bad head cold. It turned out to be the early beginnings of phemonia. The...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.All of your medicines can be safely taken together.I hope you're on the mend.BY Read more »

sudden drop in CD4 count

I am worried about decline CD4. From 830 in Feb to 370 in June.Percentage slightly lower: from 36% last time to 33%.Started taking Atripla one and a half year ago.Viral load undetactable last time. Still waiting for vl results.Take medicine always...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That reduction in CD4 count seems out of proportion to an insignificant CD4% decline. It is likely not to be clinically significant in the long term, given the previous undetectable viral loads, unless the current viral load has somehow shot up for... Read more »

Best ED medicine for someone on Atripla?

In your opinion, what is the best ED medicine for someone that has been on Atripla for several years? I am not on any other medicines and have a problem with getting hard during sex.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
An evaluation for contributing factors for impotence/erectile dysfunction is recommended (such as diabetes, low testosterone or other hormone abnormalities, high bloood pressure, stress, anxiety, other meds). If an erectile dysfunction is... Read more »

Medicinal Taste on Atripla

I have been on Atripla for one week now as a PEP regimen. Today, a full 16 hours after my last dose, I had a sudden and very strong medicinal/metallic taste in my mouth. In addition to the taste in my mouth my sinuses and eyes were burning as if I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...or common with Atipla. Unusual gustatory/olfactory sensations are occasionally experienced during the first several weeks on Atripla. I would inform prescribing clinicians and would generally counsel to continue taking the Atripla for the... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...acidosis: Weak or tired Unusual muscle pain Trouble breathing Stomach pain with nausea and vomiting Cold sensation, especially in your arms and legs Dizzy or lightheaded Fast or irregular heartbeat ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...following signs of lactic acidosis: Weak or tired Unusual muscle pain Trouble breathing Stomach pain with nausea and vomiting Cold sensation, especially in your arms and legs Dizzy or lightheaded Fast or irregular heartbeat ... Read more »
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Atripla

... Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase Read more »
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 Read more »
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I tested + about a month ago AND AM FREAKIN OUT

Posted by EMIA10132, 16 Replies
ABOUT A MONTH AGO I WENT TO THE DOCTOR TO GET TESTED WITH MY B/F I HADNT HAD A TEST IN I DONT KNOW HOW LONG WHICH IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE I NOW KNOW, MY CD4 COUNT WAS 160 AND HAD A VIRAL LOAD OF 200K EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME IM GOING TO... Read more »

Im Alone & Scared in NYC

Posted by Chad_NY, 11 Replies
Im 26 and I tested positive on Dec 29th, 2008. I was in serious disbelief. I live alone and my family is from the caribbean where there is a fear of HIV/AIDS and they brutally beat gay people or kill them. I have no friends and no one to talk too. I... Read more »

Atripla and Sex..

Posted by mrclno, 2 Replies
...in september 2009. Started meds last May. I'm in a great relationship with a great guy, but ever since im taking the pills (atripla) my sex drive is just gone. The doctor recommends a change of medicine, but because now i just take 1 pill a day... Read more »

Tested pos in June 2010 (Atripla)

Posted by Timothy, 5 Replies
...Tested Pos in June of this year, I got my CD4 count at 255 and my VL at 225,000. I was put on Atripla a few weeks ago so just waiting till the next visit to see if my count is going up any. The Atripla has made me very sleepy Read more »