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A welcome side effect of Isentress?
Aug 7, 2010

About 15 minutes after I take my morning dose of Isentress, my nose gets a bit runny and my sinuses really open up and stay open. My nose stays open all day and night. This is great, since I hate a stuffy nose. Has anyone reported this as a side effect of Raltegravir?

Assuming this is, and it has a 'shrinking' effect on certain membranes, would it also make for weaker erections?

Thanks, as always.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

Neither runny nose, nor erection problems are associated with raltegravir (Isentress) use.. has anyone else out there experienced these symptoms?

Be well, BY

Waiting on my CD4s
My wife hass HIV

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