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What Herbs Not To Take With Atripla

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the first tablet that includes a complete antiretroviral regimen. A generic version was approved for sale outside the U.S. under the PEPFAR program (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Atripla are a...
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Cleanse Herbs

What cleanse herb can I take with Atripla...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I advise strongly against using any cleansing herbs. They can be toxic and there is no such a thing as cleansing. No interaction data is available between HIV medications and herbs.If you want to cleanse, drink water through the day, eat a clean... Read more »

Herb & Spices Concern

In a Nov 25th post titled "What can I take with Atripla" it was mentioned the "Garlic and St John's wort can decrease the effectiveness of efavirenz in Atripla." I have been cooking with garlic powder for a few months and I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Modest amounts of garlic powder generally OK. No data available for most spices and in general I would not be concerned about spices causing a direct problem with Atripla. If any reader is aware of any data regarding other specific spices and... Read more »

Echinacea and elderberry tea with Atripla?

Is it OK to consume these herbs while taking Atripla? I have seen posts, but most are several years old. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally OK though good data from formal study is lacking to my knowledge (please post if any reader knows of a good study reference). Would inform your HIV provider for monitoring purposes. KH... Read more »

Atripla interaction with herbal tea mixture

Hello - thanks for your time in answering questions on this site.I have been on Atripla for nearly 2 years with great results. I was recently given an herbal tea mixture as a gift that I really like. It includes the following ingriedients:...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
We do not have data on herbs and Atripla. I tell people not to take supplements to which we have no interaction data at the same time as they take their medications. Most supplements have not been studied in HIV and will probably never be. As a... Read more »
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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 »

Cats Claw & Atripla

Posted by Surfer, 11 Replies
I have been researching the Internet and can not really find any information for or against. Has anyone on Atripla tried supplementing treatment with Cats Claw? If so how did it work? Read more »

herbs!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
A few months ago , I saw on this board an entry from a guy called Chris regarding some Chinese Herbs.

He said he took Chinese Herbs (hepatic disease and Shousaikotou)and an Agaricus mushroom in Brazil and it boosted his CD4 and decreased VL.

I am... Read more »

herbs

Posted by Anonymous
can anyone share some insight on personal experiences with herbs to offset the side effects related to hiv therapy?They are so widely used in Europe, yet most American doctors warn to stay away. I'm not talking about farout stuff,just what you can... Read more »