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Atripla (Sustiva + Viread + Emtriva)

Type of Drug: Fixed-Dose Combination
Fixed-dose combinations combine the most commonly prescribed doses of several medications into 1 pill.
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Approved adult dosing

Sustiva 600 mg + Viread 300 mg + Emtriva 200 mg in a single tablet

one tablet Atripla, at bedtime

  • Daily

    Atripla

    Atripla

Notes on taking this medication

  • Take at bedtime
  • Take on an empty stomach
  • Sustiva component interacts with many other drugs; consult your medical provider
  • Persons with kidney problems may need an adjustment to their doses of the component drugs, and have to take them separately, not as a single pill

Same side effects as

Sustiva

  • Sleep disturbances such as vivid dreams (improves over the first several weeks); dizziness; drowsiness; mood disturbances
  • Difficulty with concentration
  • Rash
  • Do not take during the first trimester of pregnancy or if you may become pregnant while taking it; may cause birth defects

Viread

  • Gassiness; abdominal discomfort; nausea; diarrhea
  • Kidney impairment
  • Viread is active against hepatitis B, and stopping it can cause "flare-up" of hepatitis B

Emtriva

  • Skin discoloration (particularly in dark-skinned people)
  • Emtriva is active against hepatitis B, and stopping it can cause "flare-up" of hepatitis B

See accompanying chart: Tips for Common Side Effects

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