|does isentress cause lipoatrophy?
Jan 1, 2013
i am taking lsentress,norvir,prezista and epzicom are any of these the cause of lipoatrophy i have been hiv since 1984 1200 t cell count and none detectable viral load. aquired lipo some time ago due to other drugs .tahnk you for your response have taken
| Response from Dr. Pierone
Isentress is not known for producing lipoatrophy. The nucleosides are associated with lipoatrophy and Epzicom is a member of this class. However, Epzicom is less likely to lead to lipoatrophy than other nukes like AZT or d4T (Zerit).
The regimen you are on contains 4 effective active agents instead of the usual three drugs. It is possible that the Epzicom may not be necessary and this is a conversation you may want to have with your doctor.
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