Atripla and headache
Sep 24, 2008
I have been using Atripla since last 4 weeks. I had not side effects except the first night( i had very scary dreams and drowsiness next day). after 4th week of medication again I am experiencing dreams and wake up with head ache. is it the side effect of Atripla or some thing else.
Thank you for your time.
Response from Dr. Henry
Some patients can have head ache/dreams due to the efavirenz component of Atripla that can develop in the first 4 weeks on treatment and for a minority those symptoms can persist beyond first 4 weeks (< 5% stop treatment due to side effects). Other conditions can cause or contribute so your HIV doc needs to discuss and evaluate those symptoms with you. KH
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