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Apr 26, 2010

I have been taking Atripla for little over a month. I started to have Anxiety and can't sleep. Is there anything I can take to help relieve this? Any over the counter sleep aid?

Response from Dr. McGowan

Sometimes when a person has started Atripla it can cause some trouble sleeping and vivid dreams. This often will wear off over time. Make sure you take the Atripla on an empty stoach, that may help.

Sometimes Benadryl (diphenhydramine), which is over the counter, can help with sleeping. This is mild and non-addictive and will not interact with your meds.

Best, Joe

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