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Side Effects Of Sustiva And Truvada

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Truvada

Brand name: Truvada Generic name: emtricitabine/tenofovir, or FTC/TDF Class: Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside/nucleotide, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc., www.gilead.com , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235) AWP: $1,427.09/month Standard Dose: For adults and pediatric patients 12 years or older and weighing more than 77 pounds, one tablet (200 mg...
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Truvada/Sustiva or Truvada/Reyataz

Hello Keith.Typically, which of the above combinations could I expect the least side effects from (And what are they normally?), and which would disturb my metabolism the least?Regards,Tom....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Truvada/Reyataz would likely have fewer side effects but is not recommended at present because of a negative effect of the tenofovir on the levels of Reyataz. For that reason it is recommended to boost the Reyataz with 100 mg ritonavir. That... Read more »

sustiva/truvada side effects

i was on atripla once a day and the pharmacy ran out so they gave me sustiva and truvada one pill each a day the first week on it my eyes got red/ blood shot looking and my body temp. was always hot . which one of these pills do u think is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The vast majority of patients can interchange Atripla and Sustiva/Truvada without significant problems. I would generally suspect some other condition such as conjunctivitis to be causing your red eyes that is unrelated to your HIV meds. I would... Read more »

Truvada/Sustiva Side effects

I started the Truvada & Sustiva combination a month ago now and have been doing fairly well so far. The question I have is within the last couple of weeks I have noticed myself, for lack of a better phrase, having a lot more gas and bowel...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post. Truvada/ efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) is usually a very well tolerated medication. For most patients, the majority of symptoms are related to the psychological impact of efavirenz, while a smaller group can have side effects... Read more »

Side effects Atripla vs Sustiva/Truvada

HelloAbout 2 weeks ago, I switched from 2 pills a day (sustiva and Truvada) to one pill a day (Atripla). I understand that the only difference is the number of pills. While on the 2 pills, I had been getting a warm slightly high feeling or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The chemicals used for packaging the meds and the exact kinetics of drug absorption may vary between Sustiva/Truvada and Atripla to a modest extent possibly explaining why some patients tolerate one form of the meds better than the other. KH... Read more »
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Are you a long term Sustiva/Truvada user

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
I am curious about the long term effects of these medicines from actual users. I read the pamphlets and what doctors "claim" but I wanted some feedback from actual users
Thanks for responding ;) Read more »

Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) just finding the side affects of sustiva really can be hard to cope with,... Read more »

Sustiva and Truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
When I first started using Sustiva and Truvada the pills seem to be beating the virus. My doctor is concerned that my numbers (VL#'s) keep going up and down. One 3 month period they will be as low as 245 the next 945 the next 485 and then 644. My... Read more »

New combined Truvada/Sustiva combination

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi.
Just wondered if anybody knew as to when the above co-formulated combo will be available? I s it this year?
I am starting with Truvada + Sustiva, but as I not keen on taking tablets anyway, I would rather take just 1 tablet instead of 2.
Thank you Read more »