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Sep 18, 2005

Is it possible to give a person the wrong medication and cause their feet to swell, go into a coma on the first time a person receives treatment for hiv

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your question.

It's difficult for me to answer your question in any detail (without the details of your situation). In short, it's possible for nearly any medication (or even supplements) to cause very serious side effects. This statement can include HIV medications too. Fortunately these circumstances are very rare.

Sounds like it's time to have a good discussion with your doctor about the risk of side effects. BY

wants to start meds
Is this OK? What next?

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