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What Are The Other Medicines That Are Given With Truvada

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An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

... em-tri-SIT-uh-bean, te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Truvada Other Name(s): Emtricitabina/ Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Truvada is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs: emtricitabine (Emtriva) and tenofovir disoproxil
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Truvada+ stocrin

Dear Doctor, I was test pos (CD4 154, VL 49000) on Dec 2008. Started taking 3TC+tenofovir+stocrin from Jan 2009. CD4-358, 372, 322, 398, 358, VL=all undetectable. My doctor asked me to shift it to Truvada+Stocrin once I finish my current medicine...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Since Truvada is the same as tenofovir + FTC (very similar to 3TC), there's no reason why you couldn't simplify your regimen to Truvada + Stocrin Read more »

Prescribed incorrect combination of meds

I'm concerned about the damages or risks for meds that I started taking over 60 days ago. What's the recommended action to start correct combination. (Prezista 1200 mg , norvir 200 mg, Truvada, Epzicom 300mg
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...also be given 600 mg twice a day with norvir 100 mg twice a day..this sounds like what your dose should be.We would not combine truvada and epzicom together...there are 2 drugs (lamivudine in Epzicom and emticitabine in truvada) that should not... Read more »

Emergency medicine

I have to stay 2 weeks longer than expected in the US, and will run out of medicine (Kaletra and Truvada)in two days. I have tried visiting the pharmacy, but they will not issue it with a prescription from abroad. Do you have any advice on how I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
What city in the US will you be in?-- often a simple telephone call to a local HIV expert or AIDS service organization can arrange for this.BY Read more »

homeopathis medicine

Im taking homeopathic medicine for my hay fever. Is it safe to use them with my ARVS (Kaletra, Truvada, Isentress)
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Generally yes. The amounts of medicine in homeopathic medicines is very low. It would be different if you were using large amounts of these materials that could also be found at health stores. Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...daily dose with food). Reyataz without Norvir should not be taken with Truvada. Tips: Remember, Truvada is two medicines in one pill, so see the pages for those medications, Emtriva and Viread. Currently, U.S. DHHS HIV treatment... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...contained in Epzicom, Epivir and Ziagen, for more information. Do not take Combivir, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Trizivir, Ziagen, Emtriva, Truvada, or Atripla while taking Epzicom, since all or part of these medications are already in Epzicom or have... Read more »
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...use. The most recent studies of Epzicom demonstrate a greater risk of virologic failure versus what is seen with the use of Truvada in those individuals starting treatment with viral loads of greater than 100,000 copies/ml. In addition, there... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...shortness of breath, and enlarged, fatty liver. Potential drug interactions: No significant drug interactions. Do not take Truvada, Atripla, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Combivir, or Trizivir while taking Emtriva, since they contain Emtriva... Read more »
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RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
...temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days. The first night, it was two hours after taking the viramune / truvada. The next day, it was in the afternoon. No problems other than a little stomach upset. However today, another... Read more »

Day six and so far....

Posted by mspguy, 1 Reply
...side effect has been a little stomach trouble...but still nothing that would prevent me from taking my meds (Issentress and Truvada). I am mainly writing this for those of you who are like me, and are scared of taking pills due to side effects.... Read more »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My 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... Read more »

HIV - Medicine Early? Support?

Posted by bigdog2007, 3 Replies
...with viral load of 1,500 in February, and undetectible since that test, with CD4 always averaging around 550-600. I started Truvada and Sustiva in March of 2006. My question, first of all is, did the starting medicine early really accomplish... Read more »