What is Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Atripla

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The antiretroviral drugs efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir are combined to be taken as one tablet once a day. It may be prescribed for use alone as a complete treatment option or in combination with other antiretroviral medications.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) 457 280
Support immune health 17 16
General health 6 4
low CD4 3 3
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) 2 1
None 2 0

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  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 28
Moderate 56
Mild 127
None 72

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir

Side effect Patients
Vivid dreams 67
Dizziness 53
Tiredness 29
Inconsistent sleep pattern 24
Balance problems 13
Rash or skin problems 13

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir

Dosage Patients
600 mg-200 mg-300 mg daily 22
600-200-300 mg daily 2
600 mg-200 mg-300 mg m,w,f 1
1,200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 48
Doctor's advice 39
Other 12
Personal research 7
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 20

Stopped taking Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 23
5 - 10 years 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 252
Usually 24
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 11
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 50
Not at all hard to take 201
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 14
$100-199 22
$50-99 31
$25-49 32
< $25 119
Not specified 65

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Emtricitabine-Tenofovir (Truvada) 3
Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir (Atripla) 1
Fosamprenavir (Lexiva) 1
Nevirapine (Viramune) 1
Raltegravir (Isentress) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Rilpivirine-Tenofovir-Emtricitabine (Complera) 5
Cobicistat-elvitegravir-emtricitabine-tenofovir alafenamide (Genvoya) 2
Cobicistat-elvitegravir-emtricitabine-tenofovir disoproxil (Stribild) 2
Dolutegravir (Tivicay) 2
Emtricitabine-Tenofovir (Truvada) 2

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching to

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32 patient evaluations for Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir

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Mikhiel Karten
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Mikhiel Karten
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
762
VL 0
I am: b
I have:
HIV

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Jul 13, 2016 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just take it as prescribed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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usmcdawg
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usmcdawg
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : mild
1200
VL 0
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Sep 12, 2015 (Started May 15, 2012)

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

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Dan83
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Dan83
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
770
VL 0
I am: g
I have:
HIV

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Jul 9, 2015 (Started Apr 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg-200 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Empty tummy at bedtime is vital!

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