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Author Topic: Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina  (Read 375 times)

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Offline shavedtail

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Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina
« on: June 30, 2019, 12:05:37 pm »
I've been on Triumeq for a few years now after switching from Epizcom and Reyataz. Lately, I've noticed that I can have one alcoholic drink and I try to go to sleep and I feel like I'm high from the alcohol interacting or boosting the medication. Has anyone had a reaction from this situation? The meds involved are: abacavir, dolutegravir, and lamivudine
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Re: Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 01:20:14 pm »

A drink should not be causing an interaction but from your post I am assuming you are taking Triumeq in the evening then? Prehaps with food as well?

You could try switching it to the AM.

How are you getting on otherwise?


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Re: Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 02:39:07 pm »
Hi, Jim. Thank you for your reply. I am taking Triumeq in the morning with food. From what I've read about this combo is that the Abacavir metabolizes the sugar in alcohol and sweet drinks or foods in a way to produce make your higher or increase anxiety. That is the information I found from the Triumeq and Abacavir websites. Has anyone else experienced these reactions from the medication and sweet or alcohol intake?
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Diagnosed with AIDS on 8/2004, CD4: 71 VL: >500K
Medication: Triumeq
CD4: 650 VL:<50


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