|Atripla and lactic acidosis
Oct 19, 2007
My partner has been positive for over a year now and has been on Atripla for just about as long. He had problems with the Sustiva in it for about three months and now just recently has been really tired all the time and has been throwing up quite alot. We looked it up online and found out that lactic acidosis might be the problem. Should he be changing his HIV meds or is there a way around these side affects?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Lactic acidosis has been rarely seen with Atripla so that is possible but unlikely. Persistence problems with the efavirenz or GI problems from the tenofovir or other intercurrent medical problems are all possible explanations. A history and physical and lab evaluation by your partner's HIV specialist is indicated to decide how to procede. If no other explanation if found then a trial switching to an alternative HIV regimen is often reasonable in order to see if the symptoms were due to one of the drugs in Atripla. KH
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