|side effects artipla
Jan 4, 2012
Ever since my friend started with the artipla he is always tired and his taste buds does not work well anymore. Why?
| Response from Dr. Henry
If Atripla has recently been started (ie < 4-6 weeks) then those could be side effects from efavirenz that may get better over time. If those problems are occuring after > 4-8 weeks on Atripla then he may be one of the small minority of patients (< 5-10%) who have annoying persistent side effects from efavirenz. Many other conditions/factors can cause fatigue and taste abnormalities so a clinical evalauation is recommended. If it looks like the current HIV drugs are linked to one of both problems then consideration of a switch to an alternative regimen is recommended (many possibilities depending on individual situation). KH
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