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Author Topic: Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina  (Read 1077 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 »
Hiya,

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?

Jim

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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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Re: Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 09:56:26 pm »
Also on Triumeq and take it in the morning. I havent noticed anything with alcohol or insomnia
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Re: Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 08:58:41 am »
Thank you, Jim and Pittgurl. It seems that I have a higher sensitivity to Triumeq than most people, even though I take my meds in the morning and a half dose at that. I've been taking a half dose for several years and my numbers are great. I appreciate Jim's link on the Triumeq study and even 15% discontinued Triumeq/Tivicay as a result of the side effect. I did find the metabolizing the sugar from Abacavir when consuming alcohol, sweet drinks, and food on the websites listed previously. The only other thought I have is the possibility of my AIDS diagnosis having these reactions from the medication.
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Re: Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 09:14:12 am »
Hiya

I did not see any of the 15% related to or due to interactions or side effects with alcohol asides that living with HIV the buzz / effect from a drink is greater anyway. 

Whatever the reason might be though, if it's a problem that is bothering you than speaking to the doc about the issue, perhaps switching might be an option or not having the drink.

Best, Jim
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Re: Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 11:25:13 am »
Thanks, Jim. I am planning on talking to my physician about my side effects and ask if he has any recommendations. Other than this issue I have no other side effects that some have such as gastro, dizziness, headaches and more. Just curious have you notice those on Trimeq that had issues which medication did they switch to? Thanks again.
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Re: Triumeq Side Effects: Alcohol and Insomina
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2019, 11:50:04 am »
To be honest, I don't know many who have those issues at unmanageable levels, I do know people who had unmanageable insomnia or depression but when they switched it often depended on drug availability, resistance profile and individual medical needs. 
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