Switching from Atripla to Eviplera Reduces Central Nervous System Side-effects

Atripla, a recommended first-line regimen in antiretroviral treatment, is widely used, highly effective, convenient and generally considered safe and well tolerated. But a significant minority of people taking efavirenz – an ingredient in the all-in-one Atripla pill – experience neuropsychiatric symptoms that may include insomnia, vivid dreams or nightmares, and depression or anxiety. A new study […]

New Once-a-Day Drugs Get Approval

In recent years, HIV drugs have been combined, to make them easier to take by reducing the number of pills that need to be swallowed. Perhaps the most well-know example of this is Atripla, a one pill, once-a-day HIV treatment containing efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. Efavirenz is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase […]