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how to relieve side effect of Stocrin ?
Dec 27, 2003

How can I do with the patients who has got side effect fo Stocrin such as amnesia, confusion, hallucination ,etc ?

Are there anything can relieve those kind of symtoms ?

Regards

Response from Dr. Henry

Efavirenz is associated with persistent very bothersome CNS effects in a small minority of patients (? 5-10%). Sometimes shifting the dosing to the AM helps. SOme patients maybe taking too high a dose (in some places can check efavirenz plasma levels). Lorazepam or trazadone has helped some of my patients with their sleeping problems. If nothing works then a switch to a comparable medication is often considerted (such as nevirapine) depending on the past treatment history, resistance status, etc. KH



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