Atripla, Sustiva Component Linked to Neuron Damage

  • metta

    Posts: 39104

    Sep 29, 2012 7:46 AM GMT
    Atripla, Sustiva Component Linked to Neuron Damage

    http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_efavirenz_neurocogntive_1667_22999.shtml
  • dfrourke

    Posts: 1062

    Sep 30, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    great (insert sarcasm).

    I actually tolerate efavirenz fairly well. And don't really notice cognitive impacts at all although for the first week, I felt like I was drunk all the time (not fun).

    Looks like I'll have to continue to exercise mental gymnastics to ensure my brain is getting a proper work out until this is verified and changed in the drug.

    - David

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    Oct 01, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    Well, that's not the best news. Not entirely surprised that these issues are now being noticed after it's been on the market so long. Sheesh, I was worried enough about potential kidney problems with the Truvada side of Atripla, now this.

    I've only been on it for a year and a half, and it might be time to talk about a switch to Complera, though there are no guarantees that other long-term side effects won't appear with that drug.