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atripla sideeffects
Jul 29, 2015

I started treatment last night and was very sick with nausia and vomiting all night this morning have been sick the whole day is this normal

Response from Dr. Henry

That is a rough start-worse than the usual experience. Atripla oftn causes side effects during the first weeks on treatment. Those side effects are mainly due to the efavirenz which can cause brain side effects from dizziness, to weird dreams/trouble sleeping, hung over feeling. Nausea and vomiting can happen but are unusual. Recommend keeping your HIV provider aware of your situation in case you have some other illness occurring, need treatment for the nausea, or may need to consider an alternative regimen if the problem persists with no other likely explanation. KH

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