Atripla Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and/or alternatives
Atripla 600/200/300mgManufacturer: Gilead Sciences Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate 600/200/300mgGeneric Alternative to Atripla 600/200/300mg
Marketed as Viraday in India Manufacturer: Cipla Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
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Description of Atripla
Atripla is primarily an antiviral medicine whose main aim is to stop the reproduction of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the body. Though Atripla is used as a preventive for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS, it should not be treated as a cure to either HIV or AIDS. The generic name of Atripla is efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. Efavirenz, emtricitabine and tenofovir come under a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors that slow the rapid growth of HIV cells in the body.
Indications & Dosage of Atripla
Atripla can be used as a standalone drug or in combination with other antiviral medication to control and prevent the reproduction of HIV. It should be kept in mind, however, that Atripla is a preventive medication and cannot be looked at as a complete cure for HIV or AIDS related issues.
Atripla is available in the form of tablets. One Atripla tablet contains the following ingredients: 600mg efavirenz, 200mg emtricitabine, and 300mg tenofovir. The tablet should be taken on an empty stomach on a daily basis, with the dosage not exceeding one tablet a day.
Patients taking Atripla require their blood to be tested on a regular basis, and so, they should not skip appointments with doctors. Taking a drug test during the course of Atripla might result in false-positive results, so patients taking Atripla should be clear about it beforehand. Atripla should be stored at room temperature and away from excess moisture and heat.
Side effects & Interactions of Atripla
People who decide to buy Atripla should be aware of the side effects they may experience later on. Some of these side effects may be minor in nature and do not need medical attention. Some of these side effects are:
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Constipation, diarrhea;
- Dizziness and headaches;
- Drowsiness and fatigue;
- Concentration issues;
- Sleep related problems;
- Changes in body fat
Some other side effects, however, pose a more serious threat to the body and sometimes require immediate medical assistance. The more serious side effects of Atripla are as follows:
- Liver damage signs and symptoms like dark colored urine, nausea, jaundice, etc.;
- Severe changes in urinating pattern;
- Symptoms of fever and flu;
- Changes in behavior and mood, depression, etc.;
- Severe rashes and blistering
People who buy Atripla may also experience drug interactions after using it. Drug interactions generally occur when multiple substances with conflicting characteristics are consumed. Some substances with which Atripla may interact are valacylovir, ganciclovir, cidofovir, methadone, cholesterol medicines, antifungal medicines, seizure medicines, other HIV medicines, and heart and blood pressure drugs.
Warnings & Precautions of Atripla
Atripla should be avoided by patients who are taking any of the substances that can interact with the drug as mentioned above. People allergic to the ingredients in Atripla should also stay away from the drug.
Atripla use may result in lactic acidosis, which may be fatal if not checked on time. Consulting the doctor is of prime importance if any symptom crops up.
Atripla should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women, as the drug may harm the unborn baby and cause birth defects.