Addict (drugaddict) wrote,

The three drugs, whose generic names are tenofovir, emtricitabine and efavirenz, are reverse transcr

the pill may be especially important to HIV-positive people who remember the early days of HIV drug cocktails when patients took 30 or more pills daily

Once-a-Day HIV Pill Approved

The combination of three drugs is the first of its kind to require one prescription in one daily dose. A simpler regimen may slow resistance.
By Thomas H. Maugh II
Times Staff Writer

July 13, 2006

Fulfilling a long-held goal of AIDS researchers, federal regulators Wednesday approved the first anti-HIV drug that requires patients to take only one pill once a day.

The drug, called Atripla, combines the three most widely prescribed HIV drugs into one pill, providing patients with a simpler medication regimen.

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