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Sustiva wild side effects
Aug 18, 2010

I just started my new regiment of trivina and Sustiva. Last night was a trip to say the least. I felt like I was on some heavy drugs or had been drining all night. Couldn't sleep but drowsy. I also felt very euphoric but couldn't concentrate. Is this common and will these side effects subside. I could not function at work if I had to deal with this each night. Lucid thoughts as well.

Response from Dr. Henry

You describe quite well the central nervous side effects frequently experienced when starting efavirenz (Sustsuva). Those effects occur in up to 50% of patients after starting and generally diminish over time such that perhaps < 10% still have annoying sleep/dream side/hang over side effects after 4-6 weeks. KH

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