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Which Has Fewer Side Effects Truvada Or Atripla

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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions have been approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Truvada are...
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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 »

Atripla or Truvada/Isentress?

Hello I my doctor gave me a choice between Atripla and Norvir/Reyetaz/Truvada....Being treatment naive, I chose the latter but soon stopped because of some severe nausea and concerns about side effects profile. I only took the nor/re/tru combo for 5...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.There's no one regimen that's right for every person-- fortunately we have multiple well studied regimens that are recommended for HIV treatment. In your case, there are pros and cons for both regimens.... Read more »


Hello my name is Luis:Today I have been given two option treatments: atripla or Raltegravir+Truvada (but this one as a trial because it has still not been aproved in Spain). Finally i have choosen Atripla because I thin I will always have time to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hola Luis and thanks for your post.Either options would be very reasonable-- the first, Atripla is widely prescribed and endorsed in most major treatment guidelines around the world. It is the industry standard for effectiveness and has the lowest... 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 »
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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 »

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 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 »

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 »