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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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Allergic to Efavirenz and Abacavir Sulfate, what next?

Thank you for your helpful response to my previous question about my Mothers allergic reaction to Efavirenz. (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SideEffects/Archive/Ear/Q182268.html) My mothers treatment was stopped for about 2 months...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. The combination of Zidolam (Combivir, AZT+Epivir) and Viread is a reasonable choice given the circumstances you describe. There are not many studies of his combination, the ones that have been done show good... Read more »

itching due to efavirenz and truvada

I am in good health and taking truvada and efavirenz,hw can I stop the itching I am experiencing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Skin itching/pruritis in the setting of HIV infection treated with Atripla can have a wide range of causes include a drug reaction, eczema, folliculitis, contact dermatitis and many others so a thorough history and physicial is needed to determine... Read more »

Risks of swapping Efavirenz for Viramune?

Hello, firstly a big thank-you for your site and the wealth of knowledge on here.I have a question regarding the potential severe side-effects of Viramune. I have been on medication for approximately 1 year, a combination of Efavirenz, 3TC and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. Substitutions usually go OK but in your case I would be doubly cautious given your history. I generally would consider a switch to either an atazanavir based regimen +/- ritonavir (often switching the tenofovir to abacavir before... Read more »

efavirenz

histarted meds with viramuneafter 10 ays got a rashviral load is high and cd 4 40switched to sustivais this a good choice?what about side effectswhat would you recomend, somethin safe with the least of side effectsi had toxoplasmosis recentlyTHANX...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Efavirenz should be a very safe alternative medication for persons with intolerance to nevirapine.Side effects to efavirenz are very well characterized; include mild rash (in a minority of persons) and central nervous system reactions (feeling... Read more »
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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).

However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.

Important discovery: Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »