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Side Effects Of Sustiva And Viread And Emtriva

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Viread

... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney function.
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side effect

I will be switch to atripla next week. What is the major side effect? It will be the only medication I will be taken.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The side effects for the three in one pill Atripla generally mirror those of the three individual components (Sustiva= efavirenz/tenorovir=Viread/and Read more »

Side Effects of Atirpla

Thank you for your web sites its always so informative. I have been taking atripla for about 6 months now and have had alot of nausea side effects that i never had with Sustiva and Viread, is this an issue that is comon to atripla thanks
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...appears to be a small subset of patients who have problems with Atripla that they didn't experience with the separate components (Sustiva + Viread/Emtriva or Truvada). Most patients feel pretty much the same on Atripla as they did when on... Read more »

first PI based and then switch to NNRTI?

Helo doc,I was infected one year ago and my VL has been consistently very high (150k) after innumerable tests. CD4 count is now down to 350 and doc wants me to start next month after a last test. He wants me to start on Kaletra and Combivir. I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Yes, your idea makes more sense. The pairing of Combivir and Kaletra is certainly potent, but comes with more side effects than a Sustiva-based regimen. Viread and Emtriva (FTC) have fewer side effects than Combivir and this would allow you Read more »

Sustiva, Viread, Emtriva as once daily

I've been my initial 3 drug cocktail for several years now, but am considering switching due to side effects.I tested positive in 1996. My physician recommended Sustiva, Zerit, and Ziagen and I have stuck with this combination ever since. My viral...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...load has always been <50 on this regimen, I don't think there is any reason why you should not be able to take and succeed with Sustiva/Viread/Emtriva. If you were my patient, I would have no problem making the switch. Since you also started with... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Atripla

...emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTI or nukes) and non-nucleoside... Read more »
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Truvada

...Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) ... Read more »
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Isentress Equal to Sustiva in First Line Therapy

...common type found in the US. The study assessed the number of people who had undetectable HIV and the rate of change in CD4s. Side effects were also studied, including effects on the central nervous system (CNS) and changes in fats/cholesterol... Read more »
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Atripla Once a day

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was jsut prescribed by my doctor, the drug Atripla. It wasnt even in the CVS pharmacy computer yet...or on their shelves....i jsut found out I am positive and my viral load number wasnt good..81,000. So my doctor is putting me on this...anyone... Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle... Read more »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side effects to speak of. I hear it improves overall energy. My thinking is "If it... Read more »

Looking for info on Atripla

Posted by rickincattco, 4 Replies
Hello all, Can some please tell me about the new drug Atripla (in plain english). I have seen a few references to it and I would like to know more aobut it. Is it a combination of other drugs out nnow or something totally new. I dont see my Doc... Read more »