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Dec 10, 2008

I have recently been diagnosed as HIV+ and am currently taking Atripla. I am experiencing some sleep problems. Would taking melatonin help or does will it react with the medication?



Response from Dr. Henry

Melatonin (often 3 mg dose) variably helps some patients sleep better. Should be OK to use with efavirenz (in Atripla)-I have some pxs who have taken melatonin with Atripla with no side effects but uncertain benefit. KH

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