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nervous twitch in face
Mar 22, 2008

I started taking atripla for hiv and metoprololfor my high blood pressure 3 months ago and have a nervous twitch in my face now what could this be?

Response from Dr. Henry

An isolated facial twitch would be unusual to be caused either by the B blocker metoprolol or Atripla. A good neurologic assessment by your HIV specialist or a neurologist is recommended to try and pinpoint which nerve is involved and what could be irritating the nerve at the regional level. Many facial tics are of unknown cause and start and stop without a clear reason why. KH

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