Q and A


Why do I feel so lightheaded when taking ARVs?

I‘ve been on biktarvy for 9 months. I’ve felt dizzy and lightheaded from the beginning and I still do. It‘s really hard to focus since I feel like I‘m drunk or high all the time.
My question is why and is there something I can do?


Thanks for getting in touch.

Though it’s common to feel dizzy when someone is new to ARVs, this should only really last a few weeks. And this is only with certain ARVs.

Biktarry isn’t know to cause headaches or dizziness as the following explains: https://i-base.info/guides/13752

As you’re having issues with your medication the best thing to do would be to discuss this with your doctor. They may be able to offer you an alternative.


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