Jan 2, 2013
does taking theraputic Naltrexone Reg 4.5 mg nightly as well as taking Atripla nightly cause any known side affects? I have sometimes nightely severe feet and lower leg cramping, sometimes during the day when driving a car as well... Never had this problem till several months after starting atripla. Have been on naltrexone for years for strengthening immune response to hiv.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
It's always good to discuss your medications and supplements with your doctor and pharmacist- to see if there are possible interactions or potential toxicities.
There are no significant drug-drug interactions between naltrexone and the medications in Atripla. That's not to say that your symptoms might not deserve attention- I'd mention them to your care provider. Since they've persisted for several months, it's time for an evaluation.
Be well, BY
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