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Mixing Atripla With Cold Medicines

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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...well as blood problems or muscle weakness. A doctor should be notified if an individual taking this medication experiences joint or muscle pain and weakness, trouble breathing, stomach pain with nausea or vomiting, feeling of cold (especially in the arms and legs), dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeat, yellowing of skin, dark-colored urine, light-colored stools, or loss of appetite. Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of these...
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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 »

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
...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 continue taking the Atripla for the... Read more »

Atripla and cold liver oil

I have been taking atripla for the last one year. Now I have started experiencing effects of menopause, including hot flashes. My doctor has prescribed pure cold liver oil with evenning primrose. Do you think the comibination of cold liver oil and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.To my knowledge the combination that you've listed shouldn't have any significant drug-drug interactions. Let us know if your symptoms improve. (BTW, it's Cod liver oil). Be well,BY Read more »

Viral Load | Cold | Atripla

Hello,I started Atripla this past July after 8 years (the past 2 being undectable) of Trizivir/Sustiva. I was undectable with my first set of labs taken one month after I began Atripla. Prior to my most recent labs, I had an upper respiratory...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Various ongoing infections can elevate the viral load and this usually occurs in people not on HIV meds or with those who have detectable viral loads. it generally has to do with HIV infected cells getting activated and turning on virus replication.... Read more »
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...patients in the U.S. DHHS HIV treatment guidelines. Atripla is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for those taking HIV medicine for the first time due to ease of taking one pill, once a day. A great benefit: the single tablet cuts... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...till the end of 3rd Week Post Exposure and the Symptoms Included: Feverish Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from Later half of 3rd Week till the... Read more »

Atripla and Sex..

Posted by mrclno, 2 Replies
...with a great guy, but ever since im taking the pills (atripla) my sex drive is just gone. The doctor recommends a change of medicine, but because now i just take 1 pill a day and that it works great for me (May 2010: CD4 310 / Viral Load 100.000 ... Read more »

Tested pos in June 2010 (Atripla)

Posted by Timothy, 5 Replies
...Tested Pos in June of this year, I got my CD4 count at 255 and my VL at 225,000. I was put on Atripla a few weeks ago so just waiting till the next visit to see if my count is going up any. The Atripla has made me very sleepy Read more »

Atripla and headache question

Posted by jdsv, 2 Replies
...I've been taking Atripla for 1 month now and seem to have kept a medium to sometimes severe headache almost the entire time. I also had two root canals Read more »