|Atripla side effects
Dec 4, 2009
I have been on Atripla now for about three weeks. I knew to expect the "Sustiva dreams" and I have had a few of those which I can easily ignore. I also do have the feeling of being almost drunk-like a few hours after taking it. I do not drink and I also do take Atripla at bedtime.
The one side effect that bothers me which I don't seem to notice any other patients discussing is a fever-like feeling a few hours after taking it. I feel like my whole body has heated up and I then crave cold air on my skin, removing bed covers, opening the bedroom window (in cold weather!).
Is this normal?
| Response from Dr. Henry
That (fever) is not normal (infrequently reported by studies or by patients). I have had several patients experience the same feeling (fever/hot sensation) you describe. I asssume you have discussed with your HIV specialist to look for other possibly contributing conditions (ie hormone imbalances or hidden infections). KH
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