Top
30
Doctor insights on: Atripla Long Term Side Effects

Share
1

1
Are there any dangerous side effects of atripla?

Are there any dangerous side effects of atripla?

They're rare: Most of the side effects are more annoying than dangerous. Rarely, people can become depressed or psychotic, an indication for an immediate switch. Rashes are rarely life threatening and usually get better with continued dosing. Liver enzyme elevations can occur, though they're not usually severe. The tenofovir component cause cause kidney damage, so it's important to monitor kidney function. ...Read more

Atripla (Definition)

Efavirenz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial). ...Read more


3

3
Thanks to broken condom on atripla pep 28 day treatment, should I be worried about the long term side effects for that short period of time?

Thanks to broken condom on atripla pep 28 day treatment, should I be worried about the long term side effects for that short period of time?

No: The only long term side effect you should be worried about is if the pep didn't work and you still ended up infected. As to the side effects of atripla, they go away as soon as you stop taking the medication. ...Read more

4

4
How long does it take to get adjusted to taking atripla?

Days to weeks: For many, it's just a few days. For others, it can take a week or two. Side effects that persist for over a month on Atripla are unlikely to get better. If they're making your life unpleasant, it may be worth considering a switch at that point. Switching directly is much safer than stopping Atripla and restarting something else later, so talk to your doctor rather than stopping treatment. ...Read more

5

5
How long does it take for my body to get adjusted to taking atripla?

Up to a month: It can take a few days for the neurological side effects to subside, and sometimes as long as a few weeks. After 3 to 4 weeks, things generally stop improving, so if you're still having unpleasant side effects after a month, you might have to consider a change in therapy. ...Read more

6

6
Taking atripla, have any suggestions for how to deal with side affects?

Taking atripla, have any suggestions for how to deal with side affects?

Some suggestions:: (1) take it in the evening, at least 2 hours after dinner or any food that continues fat. (2) start on a weekend, or on a night when you don't have anything important to do for the next couple days. (3) remember that things tend to get better with every dose. (4) Atripla is not for everyone. If you don't get better or if the symptoms persist for more than a month, consider a switch. ...Read more

7

7
My son takes atripla and was told he won't spread the HIV virus as long as he is on this med?

My son takes atripla and was told he won't spread the HIV virus as long as he is on this med?

If undetectable: People with HIV who are on treatment and have an undetectable HIV viral load in their blood are extremely unlikely to transmit HIV to their sexual partners. ...Read more

8

8
Is there long term side effects to a levothyroxcin overdose?

Is there long term side effects to a levothyroxcin overdose?

Yes, if the: Affected end organs suffer damage. But this is rare. Serum half life of thyroid hormone is 2 weeks, so it will take some time before your levels return to normal. ...Read more

9

9
What are the long term side effects of the recreational drugs

Depends: The answer depends completely on which drugs, in what quantity, in which combination, for how long. ...Read more

10

10
Long term side effects of anthrax?

Long term side effects of anthrax?

Anthrax: Is usually fatal if not treated right away, it is not a chronic disease. ...Read more

11

11
What are the long-term side effects of rosacea?

What are the long-term side effects of rosacea?

Scarring: Broken blood vessels thickening of the skin and swelling of the skin on the nose with formation of scar tissue are signs of advanced rosacea. ...Read more

12

12
What are the long term side effects of surgery?

What are the long term side effects of surgery?

Need more info: You will need to put much more information down before this can be answered. What operation? What diagnosis? Any other medical problems? Etc. ...Read more

13

13
Could you tell me what are long term side effects of vicoden?

Could you tell me what are long term side effects of vicoden?

Same as heroin but: No track marks or skin abcesses. Just as hard if not impossible to get off of. Brain changes that take years to heal. Liver disease from the boat loads of tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. ...Read more

14

14
Are there any long term side effects to taking zertec everyday?

Are there any long term side effects to taking zertec everyday?

No: Short-term side-effects: sedation, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty urinating in older individuals.
Long-term side-effects: none. ...Read more

16

16
Long term side effects of warfarin?

Long term side effects of warfarin?

Warfarin side effect: There are no real long term side affects. Regulating the level of the drug carefully in concert with your doctor maximizes the possibility of avoiding bleeding complications. ...Read more

18

18
Long term side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Long term side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) is used to treat depression and anxiety. The most common are headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, blureed vision and withdrawals if tapered off too quickly.
The best advice is to call your doctor for medical advice about side effects, if concerned. ...Read more

19

19
Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Yes and no: Any medicine will have side effect.
some of the side effect are expected from the way the medicine supposed to work
beta blockers a class of medicine where atenolol belong, can cause BP to come down, and the heart rate to slow down, but again that is what the medicine is made for.
of course there is some reported unpleasant side effect specially for man, if it will effect the sexual performance. ...Read more

20

20
What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

Relatively safe/few: The following study documented that the long term effects of Accutane were relatively minor and safe. These were related to skin and mucous membranes ~5% and include xeroderma (dry skin), dry eyes, arthralgias (joint aches) and aggravation of eczema. For further details see:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/7918010. ...Read more

21

21
Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

No: Most common side effect, muscle aches, isreversible after stopping or reducing the drug. Liver injury is also reversible. So there are no long term permanent side effects. ...Read more

22

22
What are the long term side effects of lyme's disease?

What are the long term side effects of lyme's disease?

Lyme diasease: Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi, carried primarily by deer tick. If untreated, the infection can spread and cause inflammation in the joints (arthritis), heart conduction problems (heart block), and nervous system (meningitis, problems with memory, processing speed, and verbal fluency) are mostly affected. ...Read more

23

23
Long term side effects on metmorfin HCl and glipizide mg?

Long term side effects on metmorfin HCl and glipizide mg?

Low thyroid, sugar.: Metformin has side effects, like gastrointestinal issues-diarrhea, and cramps. Lactic acidosis is the most serious, likely from liver and/or kidney problems. Low thyroid from lowered TSH in blood and low testosterone are likely long term side effects. The most important side effect of glipiizide is hypoglycemia, which can cause dizziness, and confusion. Do not take if easy bruising/ bleeding. ...Read more

25

25
Does Tenormin (atenolol) have any long term side effects?

Does Tenormin (atenolol) have any long term side effects?

Atenolol: Tenormin (atenolol)has been used for many years now. The only long term effect which has arisen is a possibility that beta blockers, it's drug family, may decrease tolerance to glucose. This has also recently been reported with statins. We don't know the significance of this yet or if its real. ...Read more

26

26
What are the long term side effects of general anesthetic?

What are the long term side effects of general anesthetic?

Highly unlikely: There are very few long term effects from general anesthesia in the vast majority of cases. There is some controversy over whether mental function can be diminished, but even if this is the case it would only be detected by sophisticated testing. ...Read more

27

27
What are the long term side effects of nuvigil and provigil?

What are the long term side effects of nuvigil and provigil?

See below: The long-term effects of provigil, which has been prescribed in the us since 1998, are unknown. Users say there are few or no side effects, especially compared with other stimulants. ...Read more

28

28
Long term side effects of effects of anti allergics (zyrtec)?

Long term side effects of effects of anti allergics (zyrtec)?

None: There have been no reported long-term side effects from use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in a trial involving toddlers and children with eczema, who were treated with zyrtec (cetirizine) for for years daily, and then there was an extension out to six years of total treatment. ...Read more

29

29
What are the long term side effects of daily doses of prograf?

What are the long term side effects of daily doses of prograf?

Nephrotoxicity: Most concerning long-term adverse effect of Program (tacrolimus) is nephrotoxicity (damage to the kidneys). The drug has a narrow therapeutic index and therefore the blood level of the drug is often monitored to avoid side effects. Other known side effects include tremor, elevated blood pressure, elevated blood glucose, and hair loss. ...Read more

30

30
Are there any long-term side effects to taking Ultram every day?

Are there any long-term side effects to taking Ultram every day?

Ultram: Taking ultram over a long time should cause no problems but you have to be careful for interactions with other medications. Certain medications can cause your serotonin levels to rise too high which in turn can cause problems. Excessive amounts of ultram over long time is not good for you and can be addictive including the problems I mentioned with other medications. Careful! ...Read more