Insomnis side effect
May 3, 2013
I have been taking Tribuss for 2 months and I have started experiencing insomnia in the last 10 days. How do I deal with this problem?
Response from Dr. Henry
Tribuss (Atripla in US) contains efavirenz that can cause sleep disturbances that most often are experienced soon after starting and usually improve after 2-4 weeks (perhaps 5-10% of patients have persistent annoying sleep/dream problems after 1-2 months). Your situation seems unusual so an assessment of your sleep patterns is recommended (stress, caffeine, alcohol,other drug effects, timing of meals). If no other new contributing factors identified might consider trying to take the Tribuss in the AM to see how you tolerated that. If that doesnt help would discuss further with your HIV specialist whether another medication (ie diphenhydramine or melatonin or a prescription drug) is worth trying or a trial switch to an alternative medication could be considered (ie nevirapine or raltegravir or a boosted protease inhibitor instead of efavirenz). KH
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