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Atripla™ (efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) is a combination drug used to treat HIV and AIDS. It contains three drugs from three different classes of HIV medications, all of which work by preventing the HIV virus from multiplying and spreading to uninfected cells in the body.
 
This drug comes in tablet form and is taken once a day. Before using Atripla, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have kidney disease, hepatitis B or C, or osteoporosis.
 
(For more information on this medication, click Atripla. This article explores topics such as side effects, how to take it, and generic availability.)
 
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