Jul 22, 2004
Why is it around 2:00p.m to 8:00p.m I feel larthagic and dazed? I am on Combivir twice a day and sustiva! Which drug could be causing this. Will caffine stop this feeling?
Response from Dr. Henry
Sustiva is the most likely culprit but some patients have that response to the AZT portion of the Combivir. Other conditions can also cause that (such as low blood sugar, sleep apnea, etc) so a good history and physical exam can often help differentiate whether one of your HIV drugs is a major factor. If it is decided that one of your HIV drugs may be the cause, caffein might help but methodical switching to a different drug is often tried to help pin down the answer. KH
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