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How Long Does Atripla Take To Work

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Atripla

Brand name: Atripla Generic name: efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir, or EFV/FTC/TDF Class: NNRTI and NRTI -- single-tablet regimen (STR) Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bms.com , (800) 321-1335, and Gilead Sciences, www.gilead.com , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235), www.atripla.com AWP: $2,080.97/month Standard Dose: One tablet (600 mg efavirenz/200 mg emtricitabine/300 mg tenofovir), once a day, preferably at bedtime, on an...
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How long will I need Atripla?

After going over my lab work with my doctor today, he recommended that I start Atripla. My lab results were VL - 70,000 and CD - 926. My doctor informed me that my neutrophil levels were low and that he wants me to start treatment. He added that if...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.Having low neutrophil levels (which are a type of white blood cell that is needed to fight off bacterial and certain fungal infections) can be seen sometimes due to HIV infection. It is usually more common in people with... Read more »

for how long one regimen works?

hello doctor, on average, for how long a person be healthy taking a single regimen like atripla or other? few months/years or decade? please tell me from ur immense clinical experience. thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For patients suppressed on Atripla for example who remain highly adherence the effectiveness could less for many decades-no typical end of effectivenss time threshold has been identified. KH... Read more »

how long it works?

hi doc, on average, for how long a person be healthy taking a single regimen like atripla or other? few months/years or decade? please tell me from ur immense clinical experience. regards....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I am not sure it is immense, but it will do.As long as a person does not miss doses, once the virus is supppressed there is no reason the meds should stop working...if the virus can't grow it cannot mutate, if it cannot mutate it cannot escape.... Read more »

Working in the middle of the night while taking Atripla

I have been on Atripla since last year and have done really well on it. CD4 is 500 36% and VL is undetectable. I recently began a shift at work that has me working 4 days a week at night (from midnight until 8am). I have never missed taking my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The drugs in Atripla have a long half life in most patients that allows for some flexibility from day to day in the timing of the dosing (for most patients timing can occasionally shift 4-8 hours to accommodate shift or travel related schedule... Read more »
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Atripla side effects (what not someone else with Atripla Drama)

Posted by Kenn, 3 Replies
Looking for another opinion if I should continue with Atripla and try to ride out the next two weeks or stop and try another medication. I'm on day 5, I have a history of anxiety and so far this has been multiplied two fold. I have been walking... Read more »

haven't posted in a while.. Atripla is working!

Posted by rookie, 7 Replies
Well, doing the homework.. 100% adherent to a super easy treatment.. it's been 6 months since my first post, 8 months since diagnosis.. Today I am living what many on here have experienced already in the past and this puppy has been welcomed for the... Read more »

Atripla -- High Triglycerides, Lovaza or Lopid use

Posted by JimNC, 1 Reply
My husband was diagnosed with HIV in 2009. He'd obviously been POS for quite a long time. (2,000,000+ HIV count, T cell 180). He went on Atripla, quickly reducing his HIV count from 2M-500K-50K-500 every 3 months, now undetectable. His T cells has... Read more »

Atripla

Posted by keepingfaith, 4 Replies
I was wondering how long after starting Atripla does your viral loads come undetectable??? Mines currently are 62,270+ CD4 278. Read more »