Q and A


I feel dizzy when I take my meds, is this normal?

I’ve just started taking ARVs. When I take them I feel dizzy, is this normal?


Thanks for getting in touch.

As you haven’t said what medication it is that you’re taking, it’s hard to comment. However, if the medication that you’re taking contains efavirenz, then this would explain why you’re feeling dizzy. Please see here: https://i-base.info/guides/1561

If you’re really new to meds, so less than a few weeks, then ideally the feeling of dizziness should go. If it doesn’t please talk to your doctor and see Q3 here: https://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions

Our introduction to ARVs may also be helpful: https://i-base.info/guides/side


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