Re: Which med is it?
Apr 18, 2012
Dear Dr. Young I obvoiusly now know I had my first bout with Manic depression. Which I called reaction to Isentress and truvada. Should i continue that med now or switch to complera. Im 46 and just had first mental break down. After yrs on this combo could it cause symptoms or was just waiting to happen. Didnt know how terrible this disease can be. thanks
Response from Dr. Young
It does sound like your initial symptoms were probably not related to the Truvada/Isentress. It's really unusual to see new side effects on an established regimen. For these reasons, if you were tolerating these medications well and not having problems with adherence, I'd be looking for a compelling reason to switch, otherwise, I'd just continue the previous regimen.
Indeed, while a switch to Complera would simplify your treatment to a single tablet, it would add the additional requirement of taking your medications with a meal; there are some who report some mood symptoms too.
Hope that helps, BY
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