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What Type Of Drug Is Atripla

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

European Union: Panel Says European Drug Agency Should Approve Combination HIV Drug Atripla

Gilead Sciences Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., and Merck & Co. said Thursday the EU's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, part of the European Medicines Agency, has recommended its once-a-day HIV drug Atripla be approved for sale.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Who Should Take Atripla? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Atripla React With Other Drugs? What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Atripla

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today (July 12, 2006) approved Atripla Tablets, a new fixed-dose combination of three widely used antiretroviral drugs, to be taken in a single tablet once a day, alone or in combination with other... Read more »
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resistance to 2 drug in atripla

my doctor gave me a genotype test and found out that i was resistance to tenofovir and sustiva and not emtriva in the atripla drug. do you think i should keep taking atripla until my new meds come in-in two week, or should i stop taking the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I am sorry to hear that your virus has developed resistance.2 weeks is not a very long time and may not make much of a difference one way or the other, however I would stop the Atripla as it is unlikely to help and may possibly allow additional... Read more »

Doing Drugs while on Atripla

I have a important question , I was diagnosed with HIV in August of 2011 and I have been on Atripla since , I do drink , Wine mostly I don't smoke , but I was wondering If I was to snort cocaine would that have an effect with the Atripla ,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The main concern about cocaine use related to its well known non-HIV negative health effects as well as worry about increased risk for unsafe behaviors or missed doses. Short term would not expect major drug interaction between cocaine and Atripla... Read more »

Drug question about Atripla

Hello Dr. Bob. My question is that I found out that I'm going to take a hair drug test at work and I know that Atripla can cause a false positive for marijuana. I really don't want to tell my employer that I take atripla because i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I don't know exactly what type of hair analysis they are going to perform, but I tend to doubt your Atripla would cause a false reading. If it does, you should discuss the issue with your HIV specialist. He could write a letter to your... Read more »

Drug screening and Atripla

I am currently on Atripla and need to have a drug screening for my job. I have heard that I could test positive for marajuana. What should I do.Tell them at the time of the screening that I am on Atripla - will they take account of that?Is it an...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of efavirenz (in Atripla) can causes false positive urine tests for marijuana and benzodizepines (like diazepam). I often write patients a note stating that they are being prescribed a drug that can cause such false positive reactions (without... Read more »
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Pre employment drug testing and Atripla

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 3 Replies
I am aware that a drug test can show false positive if you take Atripla. Was wondering if most drug testing facilities know to use more specific test when you list Atripla as your medication.

Anyone here had recent experience with pre employment drug... Read more »

For those on the Atripla regimen

Posted by Pos_in_Thailand
I am giving a URL for a very interesting and complete drug interactions database. If you are on Atripla, and are on or will be needing to take any medication for any reason, you can type it's name in the search and see if there is a known... Read more »

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 »

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 again... Read more »