Advertisement

How does Atripla interact with other medications or foods?

The following medications should not be taken with Atripla: Combivir, Complera, D.H.E. 45, Emtriva, Epivir, Epzicome, Ergomar, Ergotrate, Halcion, Migranal, Propulsid, St. John's wort, Stribild, Sustiva, Trizivir, Truvada, Versed, Vfend, and Viread. Some of these medications are components or contain components of Atripla, so taking them with Atripla may result in overdose. Others are medications that interfere or interact with Atripla.

Because your kidneys eliminate components of Atripla, other drugs that are eliminated by the kidneys or that slow down your kidney's processes may lead to buildup of Atripla components in your system. These other drugs include acyclovir, adefovir dipivoxil, cidofovir, ganciclovir, valacyclovir, and valganciclovir.

Some medicines may make side effects more likely: atazanavir, atorvastatin, bupropion, carbamazepine, caspofungin, clarithromycin, darunavir, desogestrel, diltiazem, drospirenone, estradiol cypionate, ethinyl estradiol, ethynodiol diacetate, etonogestrel, indinavir, ketoconazole, levonorgestrel, lopinavir, medroxyprogesterone acetate, mestranol, methadone, norelgestromin, norethindrone, norethindrone acetate, norgestimate, norgestrel, pravastatin, ritonavir, saquinavir, sertraline, and simvastatin.

Ask for your doctor's recommendation concerning the use of alcohol, tobacco, and certain foods while on Atripla.

Continue Learning about Anti-HIV Agent

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.