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Truvada Drowsiness

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...medicine include kidney failure; severe disease of the pancreas; vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, or weight loss; general feeling of discomfort; muscle pain or cramping; difficulty with or shallow breathing; and sleepiness. Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of these symptoms.Other side effects may not be serious and may lessen or disappear with continued use of the medicine. Less serious side effects of this...
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Efavirenz drowsiness and prolonged next-day trouble concentrating

I have been taking Efavirenz 600 mg at night with Truvada for 3 weeks. I get spaced out after 2 hours and need to go to bed, but I also get next-day trouble concentrating. I've tried taking Efavirenz as early as 7 pm but I end up in bed by 9pm - no...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The approach I would take is to split the dose (actually 200 mg in the morning and 400 mg in the evening) and see how it goes. If this does not work, you may have to switch medications. Thankfully, many other choices that do not have this side... Read more »

Switching from Atripla to Reyataz + Truvada + Norvir

I'm 35 years old, I started treatment Sep, 2006 with sustiva + combivir, then my CD4 count was 170. Then in September 2008, I switched to Atripla. Since the first month my CD4 never went up 300, but my viral load is <50 all the time. Recently, I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.Since you don't have any history of drug resistance, switching therapies for side effects is usually without significant risks. Some persons experience the efavirenz side effects that you've listed. For these... Read more »

Famous Last Words

Hi Dr. Bob,I sent a message to you last night indicating that I did not have a question and was just looking for some words of encouragement following a sexual assault. I mentioned that I am on Truvada, and almost immediately after sending my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello H,Different HIV specialists may handle this type of situation differently, particularly because you are only on Truvada. Most would suggest you now continue with morning dosing of your Truvada, since you took your last pill at 7:40 AM. It... Read more »

Stocrin and sleepiness

Itake my meds, Stocrin and Truvada in the mornings. I met a friend who said that he was amazed because everyone he knew was told to take Stocrin at night because it makes everyone really drowsy and dopey. I felt drowsy all day today.....Am I ok to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...with your HIV specialist the pros and cons of trying out evening dosing for your medications and observing what happens to your drowsy feeling. KH Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

... What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Truvada

... Combo Drug Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

... Common Side Effects: Same as those for the individual drugs that make up Atripla:dizziness, trouble sleeping, drowsiness, nausea, headache, vomiting, troubleconcentrating, and/or rash Serious Side Effects: ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sustiva

...of patients experience some kind of central nervous system (CNS) or psychiatric symptoms (dizziness, headache, memory loss, somnolence or hypnotic trance, confusion, insomnia, hallucinations, vivid or abnormal dreams or nightmares, depression,... Read more »
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Atripla Dreams

Posted by AtriplaUser, 1 Reply
Hey, Anyone out there figured out a way to control these dreams that Sustiva in Atripla brings? Also I hear that African American's absorb the drug at a higher rate causing more issues. Anyone figured out a way around this? Read more »

isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 1 Reply
...im been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »

Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
...I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds? I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Read more »

Reyataz+Norvir+Truvada?

Posted by markman, 3 Replies
...feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2. Reyetaz+Norvir+Truvada.....I chose the latter.....can anyone already on this regimen comment on it? I am already a slim guy 5'11 140lbs... Read more »