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Author Topic: Atripla  (Read 3222 times)

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Offline RobT

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« on: July 15, 2011, 04:48:43 PM »
Does anyone know of the long term side effects of being on Atripla? It seems that the side effects just diminish over time with all the information that I have researched on it, but I am beginning to have the common side effects of this. I have not had any of the side effects until now and I have taken Atripla a few months after it was released. Help, I need some advice! I spoke to my doctor about this and he is going to change me over to Edurant (Rilpivine) and Epzicom.

Rob Tripp
aka RobT (aidsmeds)

Current meds: Atripla
VL: undetectable
CD4: 630

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Atripla
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 12:21:18 AM »
I've been on it since December, no side-effects really except the dreams...
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD
09/05/2014 switched meds isentress, prezcobix -still only two antivirals
10/14/2015  cd4-600 , VL-UD

Offline drewm

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Re: Atripla
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 12:24:03 AM »
I have been taking Atripla for 14 months. Vivid dreams and possibly high triglycerides and that's it. On the other hand my VL went from a half million to undetectable and my CD 4 from 8 to 327.
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline buginme2

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Re: Atripla
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 01:52:54 AM »
What side effects are you experiencing? You didn't specify in your post.  I've been on Atripla for about 7 months.  I no longer experience any side effects but did in the beginning (skin rash, dreams, dizzyness mostly). 

I just got some blood work back, as Drew said I think it can raise triglicerides and cholesterol.  My triglicerides were elevated (but still within normal range) and my cholesterol has increased to about 220.  They were all normal pre Atripla. 
Don't be fancy, just get dancey

Offline anewpozzie

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Re: Atripla
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011, 04:20:08 AM »
drank beer before and during a dose- lets see what happens !
atripla is a great option.  one pill!  of the azt!  who is still on that?

Offline RobT

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Re: Atripla
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2011, 01:15:08 PM »
My side effects are mainly coordination, but I am a clutz anyways. Balance has always been an issue with me and it gets worse whenever I am extremely nervous. I do have the vivid dreams, but the good kind (romantic, sexual...stuff like that).

It is bothersome that I am now getting the usual side effects of this medication. From all I have read about it is that they should diminish over time. 4+ yrs already...geez, but then again there is nothing indicating anything about the long term side effects

Rob Tripp
aka RobT

Current meds: Atripla
VL: undetectable
CD4: 630

Offline buginme2

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Re: Atripla
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2011, 10:30:52 PM »
Well, as far as long term side effects go, I don't think they know yet.  I guess we will be the first to know!  Your side effects dont sound THAT bad.  But thats up to u
Don't be fancy, just get dancey


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