|Truvada and Isentress PEP effects
Jun 24, 2014
Hi Dr Young I am on day 14 of my PEP and I haven't had any real side effects other than at times it feels like my skin is "tight /burning" (though not severe at all) and I feel that in my scalp as well. I read somewhere this can cause hair to fall out//if so..is it permanent?? I'm on this for 14 more days. Are there any long term effects I should be concerned with for just 28 day treatment? can this come back and haunt me ? Thanks so much
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Hair loss is a very rarely reported side effect of Truvada (it's not even clear if it's the cause), and should be reversible if it occurs, upon discontinuation of the medication.
Hope that helps, BY
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