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How Long Does Diarrhea Side Effect Last With Atripla

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Atripla

...your next dose. AWP: $1,755.50 / month Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bms.com , 1 (800) 321-1335 and Gilead Sciences, www.gilead.com , 1 (800) GILEAD5 (445-3235), or www.atripla.com Potential side effects and toxicity: See the drugs contained in Atripla -- Sustiva, Emtriva, and Viread. Diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, headache, dizziness, depression, insomnia, abnormal dreams, and rash. Dose cannot be adjusted for...
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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. I am adjusting to the side effects, but the two main ones that are not really improving are weird bouts of depression that come and go during the day...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...resistance test would be helpful in selecting antiretrovirals to be included in your regimen.) Almost all antiretrovirals have side effects. By working closely with your HIV specialist, you should be able to find an effective convenient regimen... Read more »

Atripla for graveyard shift workers (ATRIPLA SIDE EFFECTS)

Hello, I work a 12hr overnight shift and was placed on Atripla. I have been on this regiment for only 5 days now and take it during the mornings before bedtime. I still have dizziness, and fatigue, after having 5 - 6hrs of sleep and also during the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Since this is a one pill once per day regimen, you can try adjusting the time you take Atripla to see if this mitigates the side effects. Many people have similar complaints when starting an efavirenz-based regimen. (Efavirenz is one of the... Read more »
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Some side effects appear right away like Atripla (Sustiva's) dreams and fatigue at the start, or like diarrhea in others. Other side effects build Read more »

Facial Wasting Prezista/Norvir/Truvada vs. Atripla

Hi, let me begin by thanking you for your great work on thebody.com, you can't imagine how helpful this site has been in the year since I've been diagnosed with HIV..I was diagnosed last year at the age of 23 and immediately began taking...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...thanks for posting. Quite a few studies have shown the therapeutic equivalence of protease inhibitor-based regimens an non-nucleoside-based combinations. Both choices are potent and control HIV replication in the majority of patients. However,... 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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Emtriva

...mg/ml, 170 ml Manufacturer contact: Gilead Sciences, Inc., www.gilead.com , 1 (800) GILEAD5 (445-3235) Potential side effects and toxicity: Very tolerable. Side effects (rarely seen) may include headache, diarrhea, nausea, and rash.... Read more »
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Sustiva

...600 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.sustiva.com ; 1 (800) 321-1335 Potential side effects and toxicity: Because Sustiva penetrates so readily into the brain, up to 50% of patients experience some kind of... Read more »
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Trizivir

... AWP: $1,518.76 / month Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: The most common side effects of Trizivir are the same as those of the drugs it contains -- see... Read more »
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Electric Dreams

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...others who experience these electric dreams, who believe these dreams have been brought on by the drugs they are taking to prolong their lives, drugs that seem to be keeping those opportunistic ailments at bay. Ive read that many older men (am I... Read more »