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Drug Interaction Valium 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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Sinusitis Drug Interaction with Atripla??? Please advise

Hello, I was diagnosed with HIV on 2009. Strated Atripla soon after. Currently my VL is Undetectable, my cd4 is 490 and my cd4% is 40%.I was diagnosed with sinusitis on tuesday and prescribed Levofloxacine 750mg for 7 days, Pseudoepehdrine for 7...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HI,Sorry to hear about the sinusitis.It is safe to use levofloxacin with Atripla. The risk of tendonitis is very low and use for a short course in an adult is fine.Use of pseudoephedrine can elevate the blood pressure, so if you have high blood... Read more »

Atripla and drug interactions

Dear Ben,My GP just prescribed me with Diclofenac and Omeprazol to treat a backache. At th pharmacy i was told that both would interact with Atripla. Then I came home and checked formyself and found this:...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Back pain sucks.The good news is that there are no pharmacological interactions between Atripla, diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) and omeprazole (a stomach acid-lowering medication-- why is this... Read more »

FOLLO UP: Sinusitis Drug Interaction with Atripla??? Please advise

Dear Dr Joe,I went back to my ENT dr today. He said that I'm much better but that my nasal passages whewre still inflammed but with no infection of my sinuses.He said that I needed to take Fluticasone (nasal spray) for 25 days, Cefuroxime for 5...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Hi Joe,There are no significant interactions between your Atripla and the medicine for your sinuses. Meloxicam is an NSAID (non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug) that can cause probelms with your kidneys if taken at high doses over a long period of... Read more »

Atripla and Valium

Are these two safe to take together? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.These two should be used with caution since Atripla can slightly increase the levels of Valium. In short-term use, this shouldn't be an issue, but I'd be sure to make sure that your doctor or pharmacist knows about... 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 »

Pre employment drug testing and Atripla

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 3 Replies
I am aware that a drug test can show false positive if you take Atripla. Was wondering if most drug testing facilities know to use more specific test when you list Atripla as your medication.

Anyone here had recent experience with pre employment drug... Read more »


Posted by tuffnftl, 3 Replies
hey guys i just started the new drug atripla, any advice, help scared to death of new things open to suggestions Read more »

Solution to Atripla Side Effects (at least for me)

Posted by Wiilock, 3 Replies
Hey all, I have been on the "wonder pill" for about 3 years now. Previously was on norvir boosted invirase/truvada combo but the GI problems finally were too much.
Anyway I want to briefly recap what I've learned from some of my homeopathic... Read more »