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Are there any dangerous side effects of atripla?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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