|ive been gaining wieght...
Apr 11, 2010
ive been on Atripla and have gained 25 pounds in a short period of time....this is unacceptable for me...im wondering if i should switch meds and to which ones should i swith too
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
Weight gain is not uncommon among persons starting on HIV treatment- usually this reflects a return to one's potential weight, now unaffected by the presence of a chronic viral infection, or even AIDS complication.
You've not mentioned other possible factors, such as diet, exercise, appetite, depression to name a few. Nevertheless, Atripla is not really associated with abnormal weight gain; as such I really wouldn't recommend a switch or change in medications. If you're continuing to be concerned, I'd speak to your healthcare provider.
Be well, BY
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