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Blurred vision
Dec 4, 2012

Hi, using Atripla due to accidental exposure. I feel drunk for hours after taking the pill and have blurred vision. I have to take 30 pills. Are these side effects normal? Am scared about the blurred vision.

Response from Dr. Henry

Many patients starting Atripla have central nervous system side effects (sleep problems, fuzzy thinking, even blurred vision) that is most intense if first 1-2 weeks and then generally diminishes. Most patients take Atripla before bedtime in order to sleep through the peak time for the side effects. I dont use Atripla after exposure very often due to the type of side effects you describe. KH

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