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Author Topic: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla  (Read 5580 times)

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Offline buginme2

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Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« on: December 26, 2010, 07:48:25 PM »
Has anyone heard of any interactions between taking a fish oil pill and taking Atripla?  I take the Atripla before bed and usually take a fish oil pill at the same time.  I notice an increase in side effects when I take the fish oil pill at the same time as the atripla.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010, 07:56:25 PM »
Hi,


I don't take Atripla, so I can't comment on whether fish oil may increase side effects when taken at the  same time.

However,  Why not try taking your fish oil at another time.  I take mine with food, usually at dinner.

Ray


Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline buginme2

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2010, 08:04:43 PM »
The reason I take them at night before bed is because if I take them during the day I end up burping fish and it grosses me out. 

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010, 08:09:51 PM »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline buginme2

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2010, 08:29:51 PM »
Hey Ray thanks, I guess that takes care of that question.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2010, 05:41:27 PM »
Hey Ray thanks, I guess that takes care of that question.

Your welcome,  Glad I could be of some help !!


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline hades01

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 03:26:43 PM »
Hi,
I been on atripla for the last 2 years and I take fish oil everyday and never had any side effects. I do take my oil with breakfast and not at night.
Good Luck and happy new year.  :) :) :) :)
Eduardo Cabrera
"Life will never give me what i want, only what is best for me"
08-08-2008 HIV+ (What a day)
08-14-2008 VL 105K   CD4 199 (Pretified and hopeless)
11-14-2008 Started Atripla  and no side effects at all yet
Lab Results 12-31-2008 VL 220 CD4 189
Lab Results 03-31-2009 VL undetectable CD4 308
Lab Results 06-30-2009 VL Undetectable & CD4 274
Lab Results 09-30-2009 VL Undetectable & CD4 410
Lab Results 10-06-2010 VL Undetectable & CD4 514 %34

Offline wonderful1

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 10:45:28 AM »
Hello Bug..

There are several fish oil/Omega-3 products on the market that don't cause that fishy after taste or burping fish problem. Your local health food store can probably direct you towards them. The two I use are: Eskimo-3 Double Strength 1000mg and also Fisol from Nature Way. Both are mercury free and free of PCB's.  Fish Oil products that are better absorbed and coated so not to be broken down immediately in the stomach but dissolved in the small intestine probably won't cause that fishy after taste.

I take Omega-3's everyday with breakfast and Atripla at night. Best of luck to you.

Offline NycJoe

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011, 05:35:17 PM »
I take that prescription fish oil Lovaza.  I wasn't going to fill it but then I found on the Lovaza website you can order a card to get up to $20/mo off any copay.  So I only pay $10/mo for it and it has no aftertaste nor do I have any problems belching.  Whether it has any good benefits remain to be seen.  I am trying to get my HDL up.

Joe

Offline Gary

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2011, 06:21:12 AM »
Hi,
Atripla contains Efavirenz.  Taking fatty food (chocolate, cheese, fish oil etc) near to the time you take Efavirenz causes increased absorption of the drug and therefore more severe side effects.  Try taking your fish oil earlier or in the morning.

Offline franfrog

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011, 06:56:59 PM »
I never had a problem.  I actually started taking my fish oil after dinner only because my son was doing it and it was a way that would remember it but I have taken them together and never had a problem.  If it does not cause worse side effects then i would not worry about it
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Fish Oil Pill and Atripla
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2011, 03:36:19 AM »
The link to Thebody, that I provided earlier to  the OP has changed.  For the sake of confusion,  I reposted the updated link again,  in case anyone is interested:


http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SideEffects/Q198924.html

"Due to the fat content (fatty meals increase Sustiva levels and risk for side effects) of fish oil I would generally recommend taking fish oil capsules at a different time than the Sustiva (such as at breakfast or dinner/6PM). KH


Ray

« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 03:39:04 AM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

 


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