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Classification Of Atripla Efavirenz

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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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Combivir/Efavirenz - to - Atripla

I am currently on Combivir/Efavirenz and have been for a while now and my stats all seem good.However the UK has recently authorised Atripla by the PCT (Primary Care Trust) and I wondered as its 1 pill a day if you would recommend me changing and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Experience from published studies and the clinic support the notion that often there are less GI complaints from use of Atripla compared to Sustiva + Combivir. Also, the tenofovir in Atripla is more fat friendly than the AZT in Combivir so problems... Read more »


Dear Dr. Frascino,I am under treatment for six months (tenofovir+lamivudina+efavirenz) with excellent results. No side effects at all and undetectable VL with increasing CD4. However, you might help me with some doubts which cause me a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Are you working with an HIV specialist physician? I ask, because the advice you are getting is not accurate.1. Both tenofovir and lamivudine can be taken once per day with or without food. Efavirenz is typically taken at bedtime on an empty... Read more »

cambiar de efavirenz a atripla

buenas tardes! desde el 2006 tengo VIH, y desde marzo del 2008 empec con ARV (combivir y efavirenz), y desde entonces he salido indetectable y mis CD4 estn por arriba de 300, es decir estoy bastante bien. Pero mi doctora me comenta que si cambio de...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Hola,Estoy de acuerdo con su mdico: las ventajas sopesan cualquier desventaja. De hecho, no puedo pensar en ninguna desventaja. Atripla se toma una vez al da. Atripla contiene tenofovir en vez de zidovudina (AZT) que Combivir contiene; tenofovir es... Read more »

Drug testing and Atripla (Truvada + efavirenz)

Hi I am about to start Truvada + efavirenz and I have seen it can produce a false positive for canabis. I usually get drug tested first day on the job How long will efavirenz stay in your system for? if i switch to virmune 5 days before my job then...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Efavirenz (Sustiva) is a drug that is also found in Atripla, It can lead to a false positive cannabis result on some drug testing. You can either use a different medication (I do not think switching to and from Viramune is a good idea at all), or... Read more »
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For those on the Atripla regimen

Posted by Pos_in_Thailand
I am giving a URL for a very interesting and complete drug interactions database. If you are on Atripla, and are on or will be needing to take any medication for any reason, you can type it's name in the search and see if there is a known... Read more »

Atripla Dreams

Posted by AtriplaUser, 1 Reply

Anyone out there figured out a way to control these dreams that Sustiva in Atripla brings? Also I hear that African American's absorb the drug at a higher rate causing more issues.

Anyone figured out a way around this?
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High Sex Drive and Atripla

Posted by malcolm, 4 Replies
I started Atripla a few days ago and since I get really horny at night. I take it around 10 p.m. just after having some turkey slices. During the night I wake my boy up and pound away. He says I should not be concerned but is it unusual? I can't... Read more »