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Jun 22, 2008

hey doctors,

I am currently taking reyetaz, truvada and norvir. My last set of labs indicated that my bilirubin is at 2.4 -- everything else was within normal range.

Should I be concerned?

I have also been experiencing muscle soreness in my thighs for about a week now. I normally run about 20 miles a week but haven't done so in about a month, so I don't think the soreness is from exercise. Can the high levels of bilirubin be causing this? Should I be concerned about the soreness?


Response from Dr. Holodniy

The elevated bilirubin is a common side effect with reyataz and should not cause you any harm. It is very unlikely that an elevated bilirubin would cause muscle soreness. You don't indicate whether you are on any other medications as well. Some medications (like some statins) can result in drug interactions with HIV meds (like ritonavir) and cause muscle problems. You also might want to have your blood muscle enzyme levels checked just as a precaution.

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