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What should I know about Atripla before taking it?

Some components of Atripla have been linked to higher rates of psychiatric problems, kidney disease, liver disease, and two conditions called lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis. All of these complications may result in death. If you take Atripla while you are pregnant, it may cause damage to your fetus. Those with chronic hepatitis B infection, or HBV, who stop taking Atripla may worsen their HBV. You and your doctor must consider all potential risks and benefits before making a decision to prescribe Atripla.

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