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Cimetidine And Atripla

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the first tablet that includes a complete antiretroviral regimen. A generic version was approved for sale outside the U.S. under the PEPFAR program (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Atripla are a...
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Cimetidine question (ITALIAN QUESTION)

Ciao bellissimo Dottore Roberto!Hope this email from Padova, Italia finds you well. Please excuse my poor English, mi scusi! This question is off-topic but I cannot find an answer on this entire continent, let alone country. I currently take...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Buon giorno Giovanni da Padova,Non c' bisogno che ti scusi per il tuo inglese. E molto migliore che il mio italiano, come vedrai pronto. Giovanni, ci sono delle buone notizie: non c' nessuna interazione importante tra cimetidine e Valtrex.... Read more »

Questsions about Cimetidine/Tagamet & VL

Docs,Thanks as always. Since HAART's inception, I have been on AZT/3TC and Crixivan. Then I switched to Combivir/Kaletra. Following several boughts with severe GI upset including acute gastritis, I stopped rather than run the risk of having...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you have never failed any of the previous regimens virologically and/or you have had no evidence of resistance documented, then the goal for your regimen should be to suppress below the limits of assay detection (generally < 50 copies).... Read more »

rash from Atripla

Hello, I started my fisrt drug of Atripla 10 days after being HIV plus for over 19 years. The rash is all over my body and itches like crazy. I am using Zyrtec,and today started on steroids. Any other suggestions. My t cell were at 191/ 19%...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In most cases the rash will fade over the next week. Sometimes using an H2 blocker like cimetidine might help as well. If you have mouth,eye, or other mucousal surface involvement you need to consult immediately with your HIV specialist. KH... Read more »

Atripla rash spreading on day 3 - quitting Atripla?

Hello,I have had a rash from Atripla starting on day 8 of treatment. Today, on day 11 the rash rash crawled up my face and I feel it might be best to give up on the Atripla. My doctor was ready to take me off it yesterday, but I wanted to give the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Atripla rash results (occurs in up to 25% of cases) is severe enough to cause patients to stop taking Atripla in small subset (typically < 2%). Most often efforts are made to treat through the rash (stop for sure if very severe and/or involve... Read more »
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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 »

Looking for info on Atripla

Posted by rickincattco, 4 Replies
Hello all,
Can some please tell me about the new drug Atripla (in plain english). I have seen a few references to it and I would like to know more aobut it. Is it a combination of other drugs out nnow or something totally new. I dont see my Doc again... Read more »

Anyone else on Atripla?

Posted by verrucktpj, 2 Replies
How long on the dizzies last when starting Atripla? I've been on it for about 7 weeks? Read more »

need info on Atripla

Posted by dcboy20, 5 Replies
just test postive docter said i should consider Atripla what side-affect should I expect please give me your honest feeling Read more »