Side Effect Switch
Nov 13, 2004
I am planning on switching, for side effect reasons, from Epivir/viread/Kaletra to Sustiva/Truvada after 12 months on the PI regimen. The relevant stats are T4 nadir of 292 and viral zenith of 1.06 million. Currently undetectable (<20, for 3 months and ~700 T4). Any thoughts or caveats? Thank you
Response from Dr. Pierone
The main thing is to be aware of the vivid dreams that can occur with Sustiva as well as a sedated or "drugged" feeling from this medication. These side effects typically last for days to weeks and gradually disappear. Otherwise, Sustiva is very well tolerated and likely has fewer long-term side effects than Kaletra. The change from Viread/Epivir to Truvada should go off without a hitch. Best or luck!
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