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anger and atripla
Nov 12, 2010

I seem to be short tempered, not really like yelling or anything but have wondered if atripla has somethng to so with it, have been taking atripla for about two years and just seem lately to be less tolerant of things. Thanks for any suggestions

Response from Dr. Henry

For a small % of patients (? < 10%) on an efavirenz based regimen (such as Atripla)there are persisting annoying neuropsych (brain) side effects that can take a number of different forms including more labile emotions/anger. If now other active mental health issue or outside stress obvious then may consider discussing a a trial switch off efavirenz (such as a boosted PI, raltegravir, or nevirapine based regimen-choice dependent on individual HIV and other clinical factors) with your HIV provider. KH

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