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Atripla Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla)?
- What are the possible side effects of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla)?
- What is the most important information I should know about efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla)?
- How should I take efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Atripla)?
- What happens if I overdose (Atripla)?
- What should I avoid while taking efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla)?
- What other drugs will affect efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Atripla)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Atripla)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose can cause uncontrolled muscle movements.
What should I avoid while taking efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla)?
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of this medication.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla)?
Many drugs can interact with efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- acyclovir (Zovirax), ganciclovir (Cytovene), valacyclovir (Valtrex), or valganciclovir (Valcyte);
- adefovir (Hepsera) or cidofovir (Vistide);
- maraviroc (Selzentry);
- methadone (Methadose);
- sertraline (Zoloft);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- cholesterol medications such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), pravastatin (Pravachol), or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), rifabutin (Mycobutin), or rifampin (Rifater, Rifamate);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or posaconazole (Noxafil);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), phenobarbital (Solfoton); or
- certain other HIV medicines such as atazanavir (Reyataz), didanosine (Videx), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra).
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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