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Information For The Medicine Atripla

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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): EFV/FTC/TDF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Atripla can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood) and liver problems. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal...
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Medicinal Taste on Atripla

I have been on Atripla for one week now as a PEP regimen. Today, a full 16 hours after my last dose, I had a sudden and very strong medicinal/metallic taste in my mouth. In addition to the taste in my mouth my sinuses and eyes were burning as if I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those types of sensations are not normal or common with Atipla. Unusual gustatory/olfactory sensations are occasionally experienced during the first several weeks on Atripla. I would inform prescribing clinicians and would generally counsel to... Read more »

Best ED medicine for someone on Atripla?

In your opinion, what is the best ED medicine for someone that has been on Atripla for several years? I am not on any other medicines and have a problem with getting hard during sex....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
An evaluation for contributing factors for impotence/erectile dysfunction is recommended (such as diabetes, low testosterone or other hormone abnormalities, high bloood pressure, stress, anxiety, other meds). If an erectile dysfunction is... Read more »

medicine Atripla

If I take Atripla 20 minutes before I ate am I still taking it properly? I usually take it before bed but my doctor told me my stomach have to be empty. I can't take it in the morning because I be very tired off of it. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You're fine. It's not absolutely necessary to take Atripla on an empty stomach. Taking it with food does tend to increase the absorption of the efavirenz part, increasing the possibility of having those side... Read more »

SWITCHING OF MEDICINE

Sir,I have started taking DUOVIR-N when my CD-4 was 47 in Nov 2010 and in July 2013 it was 360 is it advised to switch to ATRIPLA or continue with my presents meds i am from India.Regards...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting from India.Compared with Duovir-N, Atripla is a more modern and widely recommended first-line treatment- a major advantage will be the simplification to a once-daily medication and removal of AZT. Switching from the AZT... Read more »
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Cost of Atripla in Thailand General information

Posted by HivSenior, 2 Replies
I am currently receiving Atripla at a cost of $108.00 per month in Bangkok, Thailand. I have been positive for the last 6 years. The cost for me on Medicare in the USA would be $1200.00 per month. I make one trip each year and bring back to USA all... Read more »

atripla first medication regimen

Posted by JavierNYC, 6 Replies
hello everyone my doctor is going to start me on atripla the one a day pill this will be my first regimen and im glade because its only one pill a day, has anyone taken this medication? i hear that some people have nightmares is that true, im... Read more »

Question about Atripla side effects.

Posted by Rochambeau, 4 Replies
I've been hiv positive for nearly two years now. I was first taking norvir, truvada and reyataz but they made me feel perpetually hung over and with the norvir my body couldn't tolerate even a single beer or glass of wine, which I enjoy very much. ... Read more »

HELP! Took Atripla By Mistake

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I brought my medicine bottles to work today to reorder my them by phone. While rushing to take my vitamins, I took an Artipla pill by mistake. (I usually take one at night). Im beginning to stress out about this.

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