Changing Meds after Sustiva rash
Mar 9, 2005
I had started Truvada/Sustiva have had an allergic reaction to Sustiva with a very bad rash and lots of other side effects associated to that medication. I only stopped it yesterday as my doctor directed me to do and I am due in his office tomorrow to discuss changing the sustiva, what would be a good alternative and can I continue the Truvada and just change the Sustiva portion of my medication regimen?
Response from Dr. Pierone
Yes, you can continue Truvada and change the Sustiva component of the regimen. Although Viramune is a possibility, the rash from Sustiva would steer me away from this choice. Most commonly, one would continue Truvada and use a protease inhibitor like Reyataz boosted by Norvir. I would be curious to know what you and your doctor decided upon.
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