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How Can I Ease The Dizziness From Atripla

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Atripla, Dizziness and Hallucinations

I've been taking Atripla for a couple of years now and still have intense dizziness and even hallucinations (shadow people) if I'm not asleep within 30 minutes of taking the pill. How common is this and should I be concerned? It can get pretty...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...need to make your doctor aware of those symptoms. Persistent annoying brain/central nervous side effects from the efavirenz in Atripla occurs in perhaps 5-10% of patients. Unlikely to develop into any condition more serious but for small... Read more »

atripla dizzy forever?

i only get dizzy after taking atripla, it's being two days now since i started taking atripla. ... Read more »

Is my Atripla making me dizzy still?

I have been on Atripla for almost a year now. I take it everynight before I go to bed. I am not... Read more »
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Feeling dizzy with Atripla?

Posted by funiam, 1 Reply
...impoz and Choosing2Liv, and anybody else who may feel affected by this. The first day I started with Atripla I felt extremely dizzy. I can tell you, I was at work and I thought I was going to have to disclose my status to my employer and... Read more »

Dizzy w/Atripla

Posted by verrucktpj, 1 Reply
...Is it possible for dizziness to set in after 7 weeks on Atripla? Just curious. Read more »

atripla experience

Posted by hopefulone, 13 Replies
...i started atripla about 10 days ago. i thought i would share my experience since i had read about some experiences with the drug that made me Read more »

Just started Atripla

Posted by pozrunner, 2 Replies
...physician and was recently diagnosed with HIV probably positive for 3 years. My CD4 count was 216 and my VL 216000. I started ATRIPLA 3 days ago and until now I seem to be tolerating it well, I have been feeling a little spaced out when I wake... Read more »