|Side Effects of Atripla
Mar 6, 2009
I commenced on Atripla on February 2nd 2009. I am having some side effects which are by no means bad, more irritating than anything else. Effects are:
Inability to sleep for any long period of time. I takes a long time to get to sleep too.
Increased appetite. I'm eating like a horse. I always generally had a minimal appetite.
I work occasional night shifts and sometimes my sense of co-ordination is diminished at times.
I have spoken with my consultant who doesnt seem bothered by any of these. I do sometimes take a zopiclone 7.5mg to help me sleep, but would rather not be relying on these!
Will these side effects go???
Thank you for your opinion.
| Response from Dr. Henry
The efavirenz related side effects from Atripla are mostly seen in the first 4 weeks of use and generally taper off after that with perhaps 10% of patients still have some annoying side effects with 1-2% or so stopping the drug because of those side effects (the overall good tolerabilty and efficacy has made Atripla a favorite among patients and HIV specialists). KH
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