Atripla

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Description

Drug Description

Atripla, approved by Food and Drug Administartion (2006) is an antiviral drug that acts by preventing HIV from reproducing. This is the first multifunctional antiretroviral medicines sold in the USA. It is the brand name of combination drug that contains emtriva, sustiva and viread, used in the treatment of AIDS.
Even one pill a day can help to reduce the drug burden, thereby simplifying the dosage. The drug is also available in generic version, which allows many patients to benefited from its effects, and the same time save money.

Use

The drug is mostly used for the treatment of AIDS patients. Atripla can be used alone or in combination with other HIV-1 drugs for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and kids weighing more than 40kg. Take 3 pills every day, but with this single pill containing 3 HIV-1 medicines, you can note improvement very soon.
Take Atripla pill regularly according to the doctor’s prescription. To achieve the best results, you should always take the pills on time.

Dosage

Atripla is available for the oral use and must be taken once a day. As it is the combination of three drugs, it contains 600 mg of sustiva with 200 mg of emtriva and 300 mg of viread. Take the pill without food, preferably before bed.
If you missed the dosage of Atripla and it’s already time to take the next dose, you should take only the scheduled dose to avoid overdose. In case of overdose of Atripla, you should seek immediate medical assistance due to the severity of possible adverse effects.

Adverse effects

The use of Atripla can cause the following adverse effects.

  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Bad dreams
  • Changes in the body structure
  • Sickness
  • Difficulty with speech and swallowing
  • Irregular menstruations

Drug interactions

The medicine interacts with many other drugs. Patients taking Atripla pill must inform their doctor about their health condition and other drugs they’re currently taking.
Some medicines interacting with this drug are: miorelaxants, antibiotics, antiviral drugs, primozide and midazolam.
Tell the doctor if you’re taking the above-mentioned drugs to avoid drug interaction.