Is it normal for Atroiza to make me dizzy the whole day?
Hi, I’m a 20 year old guy and I recently started taking Atroiza with a CD4 count of 263, but they make me dizzy the whole day. Is this normal?
Feeling dizzy is a common side effect of an HIV med called efavirenz.
As efavirenz is one of the three drugs in Atroiza, this is a common side effect.
Two imporatn tips can help:
1. Take Atroiza on an empty stomach. This means at least tow hours after you have eaten. Fat in food increases levels of efavirenz.
2. Take Atroiza just as you go to sleep, or an hour or two before sleeping.
However, many people find that after a few days or weeks, the side effect get much easier.
See this link for more information:
If it is too difficult now – or if it does;t get easier soon, please talk to your doctor about another med to use.
Some people are just unlucky in getting this more badly, and then it is better to use a different drug.