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PEP medication combinations
Aug 17, 2010

Hello, I just started taking a PEP treatment which consists of Kaletra (2 tabs), Zerit (1 tab), and Epivir (1 tab). If I'm taking these drugs for 28days, will there be any long-term side effects? I read that Zerit has serious side effects such as facial shrinking, and causes a general body disfiguring. Will that occur if I'm only taking it for 28days? thank you

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

Short term exposure to d4T (Zerit) is rarely associated with any appearance-related side effects, so I would not expect that 28 days of your PEP regimen will lead to any disfiguring.

I hope this helps and wish you well, BY

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