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Is Atripla Causing My Nausea

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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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nausea nausea nausea

i'm fem, 37 and poz since 85. in 98 i started with haart (viracept, zerit videx)and every thing seamed to work well, i felt really healty and strong for two years-until i saw the first signs of lipo (big breasts, abdomen, thin arms ecc) so i...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is unusual to not tolerate meds that were well tolerated before but that does happen. DDI and Viracept can sometimes be hard on the stomach and ddI and D4T can cause pancreatitis which can cause GI complaints. Resistant virus doesn't play... Read more »

Having nausea/lethary on Complera. Can I switch back?

Dr. Henry, I started Complera a few days ago after being on Atripla for several years. I decided to try the Complera to address sleep problems I thought might have been due to Atripla. But a few days after being on Complera, I'm having some...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally one can switch back to a previously effective regimen in the setting of full viral suppression when the new regimen is causing side effects (side effects from a new regimen often peak in first week--most studies have shown that Complera is... Read more »

Severe Nausea with Atripla

I was just put on Atripla medication Friday. The first night after taking it I had extremely strange dreams, when I woke Saturday morning I began vomiting. I fell back to sleep only to wake later and vomit again. I felt dizziness the entire day....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
YOu sound like you are experiencing several of the most annoying side effects from Atripla (most often due to the efavirenz component). For most patients the symptoms start diminishing over the first several weeks. Anti nausea medications can be... Read more »

Severe nausea with medication

Ive been positive since 1989, treatment started 1997, AIDS diagnosed about 10 years ago on a meds break when my numbers dropped below 200. No big problems or illness except side effects. I've been a symptomatic and pretty healthy, stable...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Did the nausea clearly stop when you stopped your HIV Medications (if not then might look for other causes like H pylori infection, gallbladder dysfunction, liver disease, pancreatitis, excess intraabdominal fat and other conditions). Marijuana can... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what kind of nausea do you get from HIV ? and is nausea caused by worrying about stuff i.e HIV i was freaking big time with alot of stuff basically i thought everything gave me HIV Read more »


Posted by dj1979, 5 Replies
I posted this in the Treatment Forum, but I don't think many people check there, so I'm reposting it in Living with HIV.

I started on Combivir and Sustiva on Saturday, because my CD4 had fallen to 222. I feel nauseous all the time - just kind of... 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 »

stopping medication (atripla)

Posted by JavierNYC, 1 Reply
i have been taking atripla and i was very sedated for attempting suicied so i didnt take my medication for two maybe three days not to sure, is this long enough for the virus to be resistant to the medication, can anyone give some advice on this... Read more »