Dealing With Atripla Diarrhea Side Effects

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My doctor does not acknowledge HIV side effects

Dear Dr. Henry,My current ID doc refuses to acknowledge my side effects from Atripla, which are diarrhea and weight loss. Since January of 2010 I have lost 45 pounds, and it is not intentional. He did switch regimines butI still had the diarrhea and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...looking for contributing conditions. If none found then a switch to an alternative regimen would be one of the interventions to consider (ie the Truvada to Epzicom and/or the Sustiva/efavirenz to nevirapine or raltegravir or a boosted protease... Read more »

New to Atripla (ATRIPLA SIDE EFFECTS, 2010)

Hi Dr. BobI was diagnosed with HIV back in 2004 and just started taking Atripla about a month ago. ... Read more »

Atripla for graveyard shift workers (ATRIPLA SIDE EFFECTS)

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

... What Is Atripla? Who Should Take Atripla? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the SideEffects? How Does Atripla React With Other Drugs? What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three... Read more »
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FAQs About Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...current drug regimen well. Is this a good idea? I recently started taking Viramune + Kaletra, and I'm suffering from bad and frequent bowel movements. My doctor's recommending a switch to Atripla. Should I change? Why is Atripla more... Read more »
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...emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTI or nukes) and non-nucleoside... Read more »

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...should always take Truvada as their doctors prescribe. Recommended Daily Dose xxx --> Contraindications Warnings and sideeffects of Truvada may be similar to those for both of the medicines separately. (See individual drug fact sheets for... Read more »
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