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Author Topic: Atripla - Foaming Urine  (Read 4088 times)

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Atripla - Foaming Urine
« on: February 05, 2009, 04:14:18 PM »

It's coming up to 3months since starting Atripla and i have to say i have not suffered from any of the side effects.

Over the last month i have noticed that my urine is foamy and im concerned that it's protein in my urine as a result of the the tenofovir.

I have never suffered kidney problems and im worried i may need to switch medication. Is this a normal thing to happen with Atripla when first starting, can it rectify itself?

Im having my check up in a few days but it's something that is on my mind.


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Re: Atripla - Foaming Urine
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 04:32:39 PM »
Hi there

Foam in the urine is an indication of excess protein, and when it hits water it tends to foams up, I really don't think it has anything to do with the meds, not at this stage anyway, seems a little early..I have been on Tenoforvir for about 19 months now and have never had any problems, but I also know we all have different effects from our meds.

I do think you should talk this over with your Doctor, he/she will take a urine sample and may even ask for a 24 hour urine collection.

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Re: Atripla - Foaming Urine
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 07:03:21 AM »

Im having my regular check up on Monday so i'll mention it then. Just trying not to worry myself by looking on the internet.

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Re: Atripla - Foaming Urine
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 12:12:07 PM »
Hello smms,
I wanted to chime in for you.  I have been on Atripla for almost 2 weeks and have also noticed foamy urine (protein uria) and i called my doc and she had me do a set of labs for Kidney function, Liver Panel and Urinalysis.  All tests came back within normal range (including the one for protein in the urine.)  I have found that it is mostly present early am upon first waking so think it may be just the filtering of whatever overnight.
I hope your doc visit went well and has put your mind at ease somewhat. 
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