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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): EFV/FTC/TDF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Atripla can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood) and liver problems. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal...
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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
Those types of sensations are not normal 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... Read more »

Truvada and Efavirenz with Cold Medicines

Doctor, Good Afternoon,Last april I got detected with HIV, my cd4 were 170 and my viral load about 75,000, I stared truvada + efavirenz treatment in May, then on July I made another test, and my cd4 went up to 480 and my viral load almost...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally OK to take either of those antibiotics for a short time with your HIV Medications. Since colds are most often due to viruses, antibiotic are recommended for most colds and over-use of antibiotics directly contributes to emergence of drug... Read more »

Interactions between Comtrex cold medication and Atripla

Hello,Is there any interaction of rarely taken Comtrex cold medication with Atripla? ...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Combining Comtrex, which contains acetaminophen, with Atripla could potentiate liver damage. Be certain to check with your doctor about using these two medications together, and about all other over-the-counter medications.-David... Read more »
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Question about Atripla side effects.

Posted by Rochambeau, 4 Replies
I've been hiv positive for nearly two years now. I was first taking norvir, truvada and reyataz but they made me feel perpetually hung over and with the norvir my body couldn't tolerate even a single beer or glass of wine, which I enjoy very much. ... Read more »

Traditional Chinese Medicine and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Andrographis Paniculata has been used for hundreds of years in China and India to fight off colds, flu and respiratory infections. There is some tantalizing evidence that suggests it may also help fight the AIDS virus. A study was done in 1988... 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 - my story

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 3 Replies
First off, this isn't meant to persuade anyone to choose Atripla or another medicine. I just wanted to share my personal experience because when I first started Atripla I searched online as was scared to death after reading all the accounts of... Read more »