Side Effects After Stopping Atripla

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about the effect of drug holidays

I am on Atrypla and am not taking the med because of the side effect (crazy dreams and feelings during the day) and also because I can't afford it now. If I go back on will it have a different effect? Can a holiday hurt me?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...place a patient at risk for AIDS and non-AIDS clinical problems. You need to discuss with your HIV specialist regarding the sideeffects and plans to stop Atripla. When one of our patients stops Atripla I would often put on a boosted protease... Read more »

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