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Why does Atripla cause dizziness?
Oct 13, 2008

My partner started taking Atripla a week ago and, as informed, feels dizzy practically all day long. As instructed by his doctor, he takes it just before bedtime. Why does Atripla cause dizziness? Many thanks!

Response from Dr. Henry

The efavirenz in Atripla causes central nervous system side effects particularly when levels are high (such as early in treatment or when taking with high fat content meals). Often the liver's ability to clear the efavirenz changes over the first weeks on treatment resulting in more symptoms early then later (after first 204 weeks). KH

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