Dec 28, 2007
I was recently diagnosed with HIV. I am having insomnia (a side effect of medication). I am currently on medical leave but wonder if I will be able to function at work. I have been prescribed ATRIPLA. Do you know much about this medication?
| Response from Dr. Henry
The sleep problems seen with Atripla (generally due to the efavirenz) usually peak and then diminish over the first 2-4 weeks of treatment. Sedatives/hypnotic medications can be used to decrease the insomnia during the period in some patients. The vast majority of patients are able to work when taking Atripla and many continue to work even during the start up period. KH
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