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Apr 22, 2011

Am 2 mths on med effevarine & stocrin and ive been experencing that am talking things dat dont make sense, i also fill akward as if am here but at the same time ( mild confusion ) is it normal and will it possible go away?

Response from Dr. Henry

You may be experiencing ongoing side effects from the Stocrine (efavirenz) though other conditions merit an evaluation by your HIV doctor. If such an evaluation confirms that the efavirenz may be causing your symptoms then a switch to an alternative drug (if available) may be worth considering (ie nevirapine or lopinavir/ritonavir or other boosted protease inhibitor). Perhaps 5-10% of patients continue to have annoying brain side effects from efavirenz after 4-6 weeks of treatment. KH

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