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Smelly gas
Mar 24, 2013

I am on my 12th day of PEP using aluvia and truvada. My stomach been a little cranky with loose stools usually 3or 4 times a day. Also i have to pass gas several times a day and last 5 or 6 days and boy do they ever stink really bad. Is this all normal side effects

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Yes, gastrointestinal side effects are not uncommon for people taking Aluvia (Kaletra). Sometimes taking the medications with food can help (and some people will experiment with the type of food as well).

It's usual to see these side effects subside over time, but if they don't and they're a serious bother, be sure to communicate your concerns to your healthcare provider.

Be well, BY

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