|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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