ATRIPLA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For HIV Infection “I’ve been taking Atripla for almost 10 years with great success! Adjusting was tough for me– it took over 5 months before the dizziness and light-headed would not be daily. I still have vivid dreams and my weight just will not go down, (I don’t need to lose much, but 20 lbs is tough enough to lose at 60!) Dreams are my biggest problem. I’m switching to Genvoya on Jan 1st. Hopes for the best!”

Dan 10 2007 (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 19, 2017

For HIV Infection “I was diagnosed in 2007 and started Atripla in 2009 bout 18 months later. Atripla is my only HIV medication so far, along other meds (Omeprazole, Crestor, 81mg aspirin, daily vitamins, etc.) and all is well. — except for my dreams and weight. It was really tough for my body to acclimate to Atripla . I had night sweats, heavy nightmares, dizziness, bloating stomach, light headed disorientation, etc. MY job is 24/7 emergency on call so I had to consciously omit the Atripla if I knew I had to be up in 4 hours. All of that has mellowed for me– but the dreams still are regular. They vary from light & pleasant to dark and threatening.– at times the dreams are so real I cannot tell the difference. I question MY memory of specific events”

Dan 60 2007 (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 12, 2017

For HIV Infection “On it for 5 years. Viral load was 1300000 and CD4 count 120. Great medication. Within 6 months undetectable and current CD count 1300. Mild weight gain and can only take at bedtime as makes me drowsy, love the dreams.Good medication”

Rob21 November 18, 2017

For HIV Infection “I have been on Atripla for 10 years. I has been working for me”

Smokie7 August 24, 2017

For Nonoccupational Exposure “Just started last night for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after possible exposure. Very weird dreams, but not unpleasant. If I woke up a few times at night, everything returned to normal, closed my eyes and the weird vivid pictures came back. I was itchy and dizzy this morning, but it wore off quickly and I can’t complain otherwise. I notice euphoria and somehow improved focus at work. Strange, but much better than I expected. Not sure if side effects are supposed to get worse, but from what I understand the first day is the worst. I feel fine right now. Lets see how it goes tonight. Best of luck everyone!”

User111117777 (taken for less than 1 month) August 9, 2017

For HIV Infection “Every night at bedtime I take my medication. sometimes its hard to get up and walk to the counter and get a glass of water to take a pill that is hard to swallow. YET… every night I do my ritual ALWAYS thinking of the beautiful people WHO COULDN’T take ANY medication because it hadn’t been invented or wasn’t available to them. All those beautiful bright eyes languishing away and we couldn’t do anything for them. All those young boys and girls lost to a sea of despair. There was nothing we could do for them then. Corny, I know but truth nevertheless. So I get to the counter for my ATRIPLA”

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 5, 2017

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