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Is It Save To Take Amino Acid Supplements And Atripla

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Brand name: Atripla Generic name: efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir, or EFV/FTC/TDF Class: NNRTI and NRTI -- single-tablet regimen (STR) Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb, , (800) 321-1335, and Gilead Sciences, , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235), 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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Medication reaction with amino acid supplements

After about a year of taking weight lifting supplements, I figured out some "problems" I had were related to something in these supplements and the meds I take. Well, a safe presumption.I am on Reyataz, Viread, 3TC, Norvir. Very well...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for sharing your experience. I would agree that one has to be generally cautious and on guard for unexpected drug interactions when on antiretroviral therapy. I am not aware of specific problems that have been reported when using protease... Read more »


Dear Cade: I am a young man hiv+ since 8 years, apart from my antiretroviral treatment which it is working well I have decided to take a liquid amino acid supplement Containing Creatine/L-Carnitine/L-Leucine/Valine/Glutamine and others.I am working...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
While there are varying experiences, research, and opinions on amino acid and creatine supplementation it is unlikely that any will be effective without adequate attention to diet and exercise. Because diet and exercise are likely to be... Read more »

Amino Acids

Does it matter if one eats while taking amino acids such as carnitine and glutamine?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
It is recommended to take carnitine supplements with meals or shortly after meals to reduce the risk of gastritis and diarrhea. It has been suggested to take cartetine with a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fat. Glutamine can be bitter, so it... Read more »

amino acids hurting me

i know i have to increase my protein to try to slow down this wasting, but i found i was allergic to whey protein. so i began drinking glutamine and other amino powders. soon, i found those powders not only give me diarrhea, but i notice a marked...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I have the same problem with whey (I am very allergic to it) It seems that diet wise you got it right. Glutamine alone should be good for lean tissue growth and to improve diarrhea. There are egg white supplements also that you may want to try. I... Read more »
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I don't really know where to post this, I thought that 'living with hiv' might be the best section.

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save your sanity

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Don't even test.

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