10 patient evaluations for Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir taken for the purpose of 'human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)' with a side effects rating of Mild

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Sep 12, 2015 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2013 (Started Jul 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness, Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Insomnia, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Doctor feels that one of the medications in Atlipla is causing me to have Kidney problems.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Tiredness, Insomnia, Fatigue

Aug 29, 2012 (Started Jul 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Tiredness, Insomnia, Fatigue

Jan 6, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness, Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Insomnia, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Tiredness, Insomnia, Fatigue

May 20, 2009 (Started Jul 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness, Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Insomnia, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This has made my numbers to look allot better
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Tiredness, Insomnia, Fatigue

Mar 25, 2009 (Started Jul 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness, Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Insomnia, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Tiredness, Insomnia, Fatigue

Sep 8, 2008 (Started Jul 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness, Dizziness, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects are different for everyone. Mine happen to be very mild from the very beginning and this treatment is very effective for me.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Tiredness, Insomnia, Fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 24, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Pain in lower back, Pain in lower abdomen, Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain in lower back, Pain in lower abdomen, Vivid dreams

Jan 14, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Pain in lower back, Pain in lower abdomen, Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take within 12 hours of last dose, eat on an empty stomach and go to sleep within 1 hour of taking.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain in lower back, Pain in lower abdomen, Vivid dreams

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking Atripla in July of 2009, in May of 2010 the efavirenz part of Atripla stopped working, found by a genotype test.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jan 22, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took the medication full time for 3 months and quit. I think I quit due to severe depression.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness, Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects of the medication are not as bad as the side of effects as not taking this medication. I should have never stopped treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Vivid dreams

Nov 16, 2008 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Tiredness, Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Before I started taking this medication my VL was 44,000 and my CD4 was 3, just after a 30 day period my VL went down to 217 and my CD4 was up to 20. I'm going on my 3rd month now and will get my new numbers next year.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Vivid dreams

Oct 12, 2008 (Started Sep 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness, Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: One pill once a day, so much easier then the older meds I have read about. I have only been taking Atripla for about a month now and my doctors and I are both anxious to see the next blood test results.
Side effects: Tiredness, Vivid dreams

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 16, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Genotyping Sustiva Resistance)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Inconsistent sleep pattern, Vivid dreams, Rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Wish I could still take this med...had great success but became resistant to sustiva
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams, Inconsistent sleep pattern, Rash or skin problems, Rash or skin problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Inconsistent sleep pattern, Tiredness, Vivid dreams, Balance problems, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My T-cell counts continue to rise and my viral load has stayed undetectable. My over all health has continued to get better. I have even improved on remembering to have an empty stomach when taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Inconsistent sleep pattern, Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Tiredness, Balance problems

Jan 12, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness, Vivid dreams, Balance problems, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Inconsistent sleep pattern, Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Tiredness, Balance problems

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Aug 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness, Vivid dreams, Balance problems, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have done so much better with this medicine than on previous ones. It has helped tremendously with my health. I do have to remember to take in on an empty stomach.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Inconsistent sleep pattern, Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Tiredness, Balance problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Flatulence, Inconsistent sleep pattern, Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: took my Tcell count from 400 to 1200 in 8 months and viral load from 126k to undetectable
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Flatulence, Vivid dreams, Dizziness, Inconsistent sleep pattern, Insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 28, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The first week of treatment was quite harsh. I experienced typical side effects such as Dizziness and Nausea. Gradually the symptoms went down and ultimately subsided completely. Viral load went down significantly after some time and am now under <48 Copies/ML. ADAP covers it completely. Typically it runs about $1900/Bottle.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 3, 2009 (Started Apr 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just be prepared to give it some time. If you get the dreams, give it time because they do settle down.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams

  • 0 helpful marks
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