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Atripla and Sexual dysfunction
May 9, 2012


I have been taking Atripla for about 7 months now. I have just realized that my sex drive is becoming low and I cant maintain an erection. Any explanation for this? I no daibeise or Blood pressure, what I can remember is that I took a liver medication called Trisoliv,Each 10 ml contains Tricholine Citrate500 mg Andrographis equivalent to Andrographolides 500 mcg What would be the solution to my problem, I wouldn't want to start any drug that would get me into trouble.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Sexual symptoms aren't really typical for Atripla (or efavirenz), but sleep disruption can cause problems with sexual interest. There's a wide range of issues that can cause erectile dysfunction, ranging from drug side effects, depression to low testosterone or poor sleep habits.

When ever unexpected symptoms arise, I generally advise discontinuing any medications or supplements that aren't absolutely needed (this would include your Trisoliv).

At this point, I'd discuss your symptoms with your doctors.

Be well, BY

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