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Gaining Weight On Atripla

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Weight Gain with Atripla?

I was wondering if it is common to have weight gain when taking Atripla? I have heard it slows the metabolism down. Is this true?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many patients gain 5-10 pounds of weight during their first year on HIV treatment often independent of the particular regimen. That is often mostly fat as a hyper metabolic state induced by uncontrolled HIV infections down shifts so calories are not... Read more »

Weight Gain On Atripla

I was on combivir and sustiva for 3 years and from taking it I lost around 3 stone but it... Read more »

Atripla-weight loss, tiredness

Hi,I have been taking Atripla for 3 months now. At the onset of taking Atripla I was at 186 pounds... Read more »
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... HIV & BODY SHAPE CHANGES   Does Being Lean Reduce the Chance for Body Shape Changes? I recently started taking Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC) -- so far so good. I stop eating or snacking at 8 p.m. and take the pill around 10 p.m.... Read more »
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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 Side Effects? How Does Atripla Read more »
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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): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral Read more »
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Atripla

... Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase Read more »
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Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...I have been reading a lot of posts about Atripla and weight gain and the same info keeps coming back that Atripla does not cause weight gain. Well, I feel this is false information Read more »

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
...I've searched the forums and found posts dealing with the wild dreams, excessive nausea and irritating itching brought on by Atripla. However, I have not been able to find any posts on what folks have done to combat the additional weight gain... Read more »

gaining weight

Posted by still_here, 1 Reply
...now... up from CD4 230 VL 86,000 t o where i am now. i'm in nooooooo way bitching, i just want to know if anyone else seems to be gaining weight like this, and if maybe it's a result of such awesome numbers Read more »

Starting Medication 5-18-09

Posted by wonderboy21, 4 Replies
...kinda of a Bitch but a good one and i like her i need her to be tuff with me. anyways back to the study got lucky going tostart Atripla 1 pill a day so thats good i been hearing alot of good things about aTRIPla and i hope all will turn out... Read more »