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Insomnia With Atripla

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is the first tablet that includes a complete antiretroviral regimen. A generic version was approved for sale outside the U.S. under the PEPFAR program (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Atripla are a...
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insomnia

i recently stopped taking atripla a week ago how long does it take for the insomnia to wear off...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is not usually recommended to simply stop Atripla due to concern about development of resistance due to long persistance of efavirenz (can last in blood for several weeks which = may have some effect on sleep patterns for out to 1 month or so).... Read more »

Night sweats and insomnia

I have been taking Atripla for 6 months, with good response. My last blood work had me undetectable and a CD4 of 900. But recently my frequent insomnia has also included occasional night sweats. Is this common or something I should be concerned...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Night sweats would be uncommon as a side effect, unless accompanied by more profound sleep disturbances (vivid dreams, nightmares, etc). It would also be unusual to develop this after so many months on atripla. I would see whether they continue and... Read more »

poz & insomnia

Im poz and am having sleepless nights. Have been taking Atripla for a year with no issues. But lately outta the blue IM having trouble falling asleep, and getting any sleep. Can I try Melatonin? I dont want to use prescription meds if I can help...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Occasionally patients report that they have developed problems sleeping after many months of doing well in Atripla. Changing the dosing to AM and observing impact on sleep and how well that is tolerated with worth considering on a trial basis after... Read more »

cd4 and viral load counts/ insomnia

Hi, I have been on atripla for about a year and my last results were cd4: 401 and vl:less than 20. I would like to know if I can consider those results normal by this time with atripla. The other thing is that I have been lately under a lot of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It may be related to a drug interaction between Atripla and Zolpidem, where the zolpidem is being metabolized faster than usual because of the Atripla and so you are not getting a beneficial effect. You might want to talk to your doctor about other... Read more »
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