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A combination of three drugs: 600 mg of Sustiva (efavirenz), 300mg of Viread (tenofovir DF) and 200mg of Emtriva (FTC).It is a tablet taken once a day. It should be taken without food, preferably at bedtime.For HIV-positive adults beginning anti-HIV drug therapy for the first time, the three drugs in Atripla are listed as a "preferred" regimen.

Combivir is a combination of two drugs: 300mg of Retrovir (zidovudine) and 150mg of Epivir (lamivudine). Combivir should be prescribed by a healthcare provider for patients who need both of these drugs.It is taken twice daily, one tablet in the morning and one tablet in the evening, with or without food.

Sustiva prevents HIV from entering the nucleus of healthy T-cells. This prevents the cells from producing new virus and decreases the amount of virus in the body.The dose of Sustiva for adults is one 600mg tablet taken once a day. Because Sustiva can cause sleepiness, dizziness, and trouble concentrating, it's probably best to take it at bedtime.

Intelence works by blocking HIV’s reverse transcriptase enzyme. After HIV's genetic material is deposited inside a cell, its RNA must be converted (reverse transcribed) into DNA. The most common side effects reported in clinical trials using Intelence were rash (16.9 percent) and nausea(13.9 percent). Some severe rashes have been reported, so notify your health care provider if you develop a rash while taking Intelence.

combined with other anti-HIV drugs, or in the combination capsules Truvada (Viread and Emtriva) and Atripla (Viread, Emtriva, and Sustriva [efavirenz]). The most common side effects caused by drug regimens containing Emtriva are headache, diarrhea, nausea, and rash.

Is always combined with other HIV drugs, or in three combination tablets:Combivir(Retrovir and Epivir), Trizivir (Retrovir, Ziagen, and Epivir), or Epzicom(Ziagen and Epivir). can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Many patients report less stomach discomfort if Combivir, Trizivir, and Epzicom are taken with food. To learn about treatment options for children.

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