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Side Effects Of Truvada Vs Atripla

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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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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 »

switch from stocrin and truvada to atripla

Hi, I was on HAART for a yera but changed to stocrin and truvada due to lipodystrophy and pheripheral neuropathy. I have been on stocrin and truvada for about 9 month now with no side effects whatsoever. Now my doctor is changing me to atripla....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stocrine (efavirenz) + Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine) has the same three HIV meds as Atripla so there generally should be little to no difference when it comes to body fat issues between those different formulations of the same drugs. KH... Read more »

Atripla vs sustiva and truvada

My husband and I have been on Sustiva 600 and Truvada since 2004 with no unplesent side effects. We do have the vivid dreams but they are always plesent. On 01/01/07 our dr switched us to Atripla and said it was the exact same thing that we were...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.It would seem that you and your husband have experienced a quite unusual effect of the simplification from Truvada + Sustiva to Atripla. It might be worth trying a switch back to the two pill daily combo to see if the symptoms... Read more »

Atripla, switched to Truvada + Isentress

I first started treatment with Atripla and was on it for two months. It had a dramatic effect in reducing VL from 80K to 150 in those two months. Problem was, I was not doing well with Sustiva side effect; very sleepy/tired during the day, hard to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.First off, I'll say that it's my philosophy that patients shouldn't have to "put up" with intolerable side effects. We have too many good and well tested HIV medications for this to be the... Read more »
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Atripla vs Isentess & Truvada?

Posted by rank, 3 Replies
Just a saw a new provider at my ID clinic. We discussed 'quality of life,' and my perceived lack thereof. He asked me if that had worsened over the more than 2 years I have been on Atripla; I said I was unsure. He told me to think about it, and... Read more »

Atripla vs. Complera vs. Truvada: How to decide?!?

Posted by TheGoodLife, 5 Replies
I've combed over these three drugs and it all runs in circles. I lean toward one then the other. Can any one offer their experience as a reference? Read more »

Atripla side effects (what not someone else with Atripla Drama)

Posted by Kenn, 3 Replies
Looking for another opinion if I should continue with Atripla and try to ride out the next two weeks or stop and try another medication. I'm on day 5, I have a history of anxiety and so far this has been multiplied two fold. I have been walking... Read more »

Solution to Atripla Side Effects (at least for me)

Posted by Wiilock, 3 Replies
Hey all, I have been on the "wonder pill" for about 3 years now. Previously was on norvir boosted invirase/truvada combo but the GI problems finally were too much.
Anyway I want to briefly recap what I've learned from some of my homeopathic... Read more »