Is Atripla safe for long-term use?

Using Atripla over a long period and discontinuing it may both have harmful effects. Lactic acidosis, a life-threatening condition, may result from long-term use of tenofovir, one of the three drugs that make up Atripla. On the other hand, if you have hepatitis B infection while taking tenofovir or emtricitabine, another drug in Atripla, stopping your doses may worsen your hepatitis. It is up to you and your doctor to consider all potential risks and benefits of taking Atripla against the harm of your HIV.

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