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Author Topic: Atripla versus Viraday?  (Read 3661 times)

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Offline buginme2

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Atripla versus Viraday?
« on: August 22, 2011, 07:01:29 AM »
I know there were previous threads about thoughts of how much of a buffer people need in their meds incase something were to happen and they were to run out.  I currently only have 15 days extra supply or buffer.  I get my medication automatically by mail every month.  I have never missed a day.   It has been in the news lately about cancer drugs that are in short supply.  Recently a New York Times article said that there were currently 180 drugs that are in short supply in the US.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44211316/ns/health-the_new_york_times/t/us-scrambles-ease-shortage-vital-medicine/

So, being that I am not comfortable skipping days to build up an extra supply I purchased some Viraday (generic Atripla) from hivgenericdrugs.com.  I got the pills in the mail the other day.  Has anyone who has taken Atripla also taken Viraday? How did they compare?  I havent taken any and am a little nervous about it.

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Re: Atripla versus Viraday?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 07:16:33 AM »
Bug, there are quite a few people who take generics here and they all say they're just as good as the name-brand equivalents.

Make sure you manage your surplus so your extra meds don't go out of date.
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Offline Coolio_7

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Re: Atripla versus Viraday?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 04:53:46 PM »
@bug
I take viraday. I have never taken atripla. But I've only been on meds going on a month in about 6 days. I go see my doc for labs next week so I'll see how effective it is. I'm sure it works just as well as atripla. Since I've started taking viraday all the neck and lymph node pains i had have all gone away and Im starting to feel like my normal self again.

I order in 90 day supply. So I still have 2 months supply left. I'll order another 3 months supply midweek of my second bottle.

Offline jasonwebb

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Re: Atripla versus Viraday?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 05:06:06 PM »
I've been taking Atripla for about 4 years. To build up a supply, I ordered a 90 day supply of Viraday. When I received the pills, I started alternating pills each day (Atripla one day, Viraday the next, then Atripla, etc). I watched my levels closely and there was no change at all, which is good. Also, Viraday felt the same as when I take Atripla (dizzy, etc).  Once I used all my Viraday supply, I now have a 90 day backup supply of Atripla. When I get new refills, I use my old supply of Atripla so the expiration date is never old. Its also good to know the Viraday works the same way as Atripla, in case I lose insurance, I can always switch to Viraday paying for it on my own.

 


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