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Getting A Prescription For 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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Cannot afford Lab test's, My Dr. won't renew prescription for Atripla

Hi...I earn a little too much to qualify for ADAP. Not a wealthy guy...pay check to pay check. On Atripla assist. program. At the Jeffrey Goodman Clinic in L.A., the lab tests are 1,800 dollars that I don't have. Without warning, my Dr....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Paying for care and medications can be a challenge. I agree in principle that it's important to have routine clinical and laboratory monitoring to make sure that everything is working as expected. Moreover,... Read more »

Prescription Refill (Atripla)

Hello, I had a question regarding refills for atripla. I just realized that I have only about 6 tablets left of it and unfortunately I didn't contact the pharmacy soon enough to get a refill (which typically takes a week to actually get the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.In a world where we can overnight deliver a package around the world, I have a hard time believing that a pharmacy in the US would take a week to get a supply of Atripla. I'd suggest one of two things. First, talk... Read more »

Problem with getting Atripla

I have been on Atripla now for almost 2 years. until recently, i've taken it every single day. For some reason, when i went to get my atripla from my local pharmacy, it's still pending the doctor, and i havn't been able to take it in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would call your doctors office to see if they could expedite the refill though occasional missed doses likely to be OK though not encouraged. KH... Read more »

Getting used to Atripla

Hi Dr. Young, thanks for your excellent work and dedication. I am taking Atripla always around 10:30PM about two hours after diner, in the first month or so I used to feel some kind of dizziness (drunk feeling) now I feel much better almost nothing...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Your improved efavirenz (Sustiva/Atripla) side effects by no means indicates a lack of effectiveness, but rather is the usual pattern of adjustment.The best measure of the long-term success of the medication is your... Read more »
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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 »

Question about Atripla...

Posted by OrkoSnarf74, 11 Replies
Hello I have come here because I really don't have anyone to talk to and I was hoping someone could help me with some thoughts that are bouncing around my head.

I have been HIV+ since 2006 and have been medication free for the whole time. My primary... Read more »

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Getting Pregnant

Posted by orange01, 2 Replies
I am looking for advice. My boyfriend and I are HIV +. We have been talking about the possiblity of having a baby. I am taking atripla and he is not on any meds right now. I know that atripla is not good for the baby so is their anything u can... Read more »