|Combivir as PEP/Side effects
Mar 15, 2003
I was prescribed a 30-day regimen of Combivir after possible exposure to a sex worker's blood.
I am now two weeks into it, and I am suffering pretty badly from swollen glands and a sore throat, plus stiff neck. No other symptoms.
My question: Do these side effects ameliorate when my system gets more accustomed to the med? Or are they likely to continue throughout the treatment? Thank you.
| Response from Dr. Boyle
The side effects you are describing are not those commonly associated with combivir. Call your doctor, tell him/her about the symptoms and ask to be seen and re-evaluated soon. If the symptoms worsen suddenly, you should go to the ER.
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