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Will Atripla Cause Weight Gain Or Loss

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Weight Gain On Atripla

I was on combivir and sustiva for 3 years and from taking it I lost around 3 stone but it stabilised, but i lost a lot of muscle definition - i recently changed t atripla 8 weeks ago and since changing have put on around 7-8lbs, my diet hasnt...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...gain modest weight when switching from Sustiva + Combivir to Atripla though your case is more extreme in degree and rapidity. Weight gain due to fat (part of lipodystrophy syndrome) is usually modest. No easy answers for that outside of life... Read more »

Weight Gain with Atripla?

I was wondering if it is common to have weight gain when taking Atripla? I have heard it slows the... Read more »

Weight Gain On Meds

I need some advice as this is really starting to depress me, and I don't know what else to do in... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and... Read more »
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Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...I have been reading a lot of posts about Atripla and weight gain and the same info keeps coming back that Atripla does not cause weight gain. Well, I feel this is false information because Read more »

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
...itching brought on by Atripla. However, I have not been able to find any posts on what folks have done to combat the additional weight gain brought on by this drug. Since I started taking it in August 2007, I've gained 28 lbs of mostly FAT! I... Read more »

gaining weight

Posted by still_here, 1 Reply
...undetectable 47% and i have gained 34lbs. i've been o Atripla for years now & i'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same weight gain issue? my doctor is in no way concerned with the weight gain, noting i'm a 36yr old female & i... Read more »

how can i gain weight being positive

Posted by tracey, 1 Reply
...help is there any thing that i can take to gain weight and keep it on? has anyone ever taken a supplement called juven? DOES IT HELP YOU GAIN WEIGHT Read more »