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Which Has Less Side Effects Truvada Or Combivir

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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 tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in...
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Thanks for answers:Truvada + Isentress:less side effects?

Doc: Ron,again! You had given me several options in your reply. One was Truvada + Isentress. I have taken Atripla for only 10 days now and know I have to try and give it more time (I already have a 90-day mail order supply). However, I keep having...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
The CNS effects should be less with Isentress, the stomach issues may or may not. Many people get some "bloating" with Truvada (which is also part fo Atripla). Also the CNS effects generally lessen over time, so things may improve even... Read more »

Combivir or Truvada

I have been on a regiment of Combivir and Sustiva for the last 19 months with no negative side effects and remaining undectable with a cd4 hovering around 450 and cd4% on the rise, starting at 8% and now at 15%. I had asked my doctor about switching...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Truvada + Sustiva has the advantage of once a day therapy (also true for Epzicom + Sustiva), less anemia, and perhaps better CD4 response than the traditional (and generally very effective) Combivir + Sustiva regimen. I often switch patients to a... Read more »

Combivir or Truvada

I have been on a regiment of Combivir and Sustiva for the last 19 months with no negative side effects and remaining undectable with a cd4 hovering around 450 and cd4% on the rise, starting at 8% and now at 15%. I had asked my doctor about...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The switch you describe should not be a problem. Potency is not an issue here and the side effect profile of Truvada is very favorable. Regarding anemia, this is seen in some people on AZT but it is much more common in those with low CD4 cell... Read more »

combivir / truvada lipoatrophy

I have been on combivir and viracept for over 20 years. My t cells have allways been > 1,000. I just had my exam by my Dr. and brought to his attention the fact that I am getting "ropes" ive herad called, vein expossure from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The AZT (zidovudine) in Combivir has a higher risk for fat loss than the tenofovir in Truvada. Studies where patients switch from Combivir to Truvada have usually demonstrated similar or better HIV outcomes along with stabilization or reversal of... Read more »
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Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started 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 »

Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir
Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly be... Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva

Posted by paman1964, 5 Replies
I have been on these 2 drugs for almost a month and a half and have not had any side affects whatsoever.
I have a doctors appointment next Tuesday to see how these meds are working so I guess i will see what my viral load is then.
I have not had any... Read more »