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skin becoming darker

Jul 29, 2012

i have just been diagnosed and started taking tribuss for a month now. my complexion is changing (becoming darker) is this one of the side-effects? is it normal?

Response from Mr. Vergel

Tribuss is a generic form of Atripla (efavirenz+emtricitabine+tenofovir)

Emtricitabine has been reported to cause skin hyperpigmentation, although this side effect is rare and asymptomatic (it does not cause medical issues)


Please help me? Is it safe...?
what is my life expectancy with a low CD4 count?

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