HAART and Disturbing Dreams?

Question

I started HAART for the first time 4 weeks ago and have been experiencing many nightmares at night. I'm taking Ziagen, Epivir, and Viracept. Could the nightmares be caused by these medications and will this subside?

Answer

Little data exists on that specific combination. Various patients seem to get nightmares even on drugs (i.e. if on Sustiva then nightmares are common)not usually linked with them. Usually, but not always, dream/sleep disturbancs will diminish. Sometimes medications like trazadone or lorazepam are used short term to help. KH