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Emtriva

Common Name: emtricitabine or FTC Brand Name: Emtriva Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg capsule once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. The dosing needs to be adjusted for people who have decreased kidney function. It is also available as an oral solution; for children 0-3 months the dose is 3 mg per 2.2 lbs....
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Average Atripla Duration?

I'm on Atripla and have been since 3/07, which I never missed a dose and take at 6AM on a totally empty stomach. I've been undetectable on the 48 copies test from the beginning and just was undetectable last week. I asked my dr. what the average...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.The medications in Atripla (tenofovir, FTC and efavirenz) have been around for quite some time, it's only the triple combination tablet that's relatively new.Since your viral load has been undetectable for over 2... Read more »

I missed a dosage!

I have been taking my daily regiment of Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada for one year, but I missed a dose the other day. Am I now at a high risk for resistance?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
No, you are at low risk for resistance, and you and your doctor will check for this low possibility at your next visit with a repeat viral load and CD4 cell count. If the viral load remains below detection, you are probably OK.The regimens... Read more »

shortage of atripla

How long can one go without taking atripla because of a shortage at my pharmacy?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Shortages of HIV medications can be very troubling, especially since missed doses can lead to the development of drug resistance.If your currently taking the coformulated tenofovir/FTC/efavirenz (Atripla) and cannot get the... Read more »

MISSED DOSAGE

DOC,I am currently in quite the pickle,I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS on Oct 05th 2006,I have had & maintained an undetectable viral load for a few months now,but am currently having issues with my insurance. Being that its the weekend, I am not...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I advise my patients to try to keep a small stockpile of their medications to cover these kinds of circumstances.As you suggest, it would be best not to miss or be late on even a single dose with Atripla or any regimen containing an NNRTI like... Read more »
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Truvada

Combo Drug Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse... Read more »
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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

em-tri-SIT-uh-bean Brand Name: Emtriva Other Name(s): 524W91, FTC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Emtricitabine, also known as Emtriva or FTC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse... Read more »
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Epivir

Common Name: lamivudine or 3TC Brand Name: Epivir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day (or one 150 mg tablet twice... Read more »
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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

What Is Epzicom? Who Should Take Epzicom? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Epzicom Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Epzicom React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to... Read more »
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Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

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