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Reaction To Emtricitabine

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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...problems if you are female, are very overweight (obese), or have been taking nucleoside analog medicines, like emtricitabine, for a long time. Some side effects can be serious. The following side effects have occurred: Allergic reaction Vomiting Pain Changes in body fat, such as increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck, breast, and body trunk. Headache Diarrhea Nausea Dizziness Sleeping problems Abnormal dreams ...
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My wife had started with VIRADAY ( single pill daily) from CIPLA Efavirenz ... 600 mg Emtricitabine ..200 mg Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate . 300 mg e quivalent to Tenofovir disoproxil .. 245 mg she developed a severe skin allergy and mouth ulcers...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...efavirenz) when starting VIRADAY (Atripla in US). There is no other one pill once a day option currently available. If the efavirenz reaction was severe (such as in your wife's case that you described) I generally would recommend using a boosted... Read more »

dr's words

I have just recieved my labs and tested positive for hiv1. cd4 count680 and viral load of 27k. the doctor suggested atripla 600mg and a follow up test in four weeks. in the third week of atripla had fever and cold symptoms and pain in joints but...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Based on your symptoms and your doctor's response, it appears that your doctor thinks you were having a reaction to the efavirenz component of the Atripla (which is made up of 3 medications: tenofovir, emtricitabine and efavirenz). Different Read more »

GI side effects

Which HIV treatment for initial therapy, on the preferred list, has the most gastrointestinal side effects?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...these types of things to occur with didanosine and zidovudine. They could also happen as part of the abacavir hypersensitivity reaction. Lamivudine and emtricitabine are particularly safe.Among the NNRTIs, you can see nausea and vomiting with... Read more »

Stoped Meds Want to Know Reaction

Hey my name is Adrian and I am on a combination of sustiva and truvada and I was doing Great. I started with a CD4 Count of 243 and a Viral Load of 16,000 like 11% and got up to 630 and non-detechable and 23%. I stoped taking my Meds becasue I was...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...AZT and 3TC - have short half lives (4-6 hours).Fortunately, your NRTI backbone (Truvada) contains two drugs, tenofovir and emtricitabine, with long half lives (24-36 hours), so the impact of your stopping all of these drugs together may be... Read more »

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome. Discontinuation of Atripla may cause a severe reaction in patients who are also infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Drug and Food Interactions A doctor... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...headaches. See Fact Sheet 551 for more information on fatigue. The most serious side effect of abacavir is a hypersensitivity reaction . The FDA recommends a genetic test before using abacavir. This blood test identifies people at high risk of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...information on these side effects and Fact Sheet 552 on anemia. The most serious side effect of abacavir is a hypersensitivity reaction . The FDA recommends a genetic test before using abacavir. This blood test identifies people at high risk... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

... Notes Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon) 2 injections each day. 90 mg per injection for adults. No food restrictions. Skin reactions where drug is injected ranging from redness and itching to hard lumps.   Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri) ... Read more »
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my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
...I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, Read more »

Urge segunda opinion

Posted by Edy, 1 Reply
...problema es que me hicieron un genotipo y segun el resultado sali resistente a: Efavirenz Nevirapine Lamivudine Didanosine Abacavir Emtricitabine Mi doctora me pinto un panarama muy pesimista y medijo que solo tengo una opcion de esquema:... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...also cause inflammation of the pancreas and painful nerve damage. There have been reports of complications and other severe reactions, including death, to some of the antiretroviral nucleoside analogs when used alone or in combination. Therefore,... Read more »