|Weight Gain - Adomen
Oct 22, 2003
I am on Viread, Epivir and Viramune (switched from Sustiva due to depression. All labs are very good. I've been on this for the last 9 months. I've gained 10 pounds... mostly in my mid section. I know I eat too much (I also excercise regularly) and that normally for "me" my weight gain is in the mid-section. My question: Can the meds I am on cause fat distribution to my abdomen? If they can.... is there anything I can do to alleviate this?
| Response from Dr. Henry
There is not much published info on fat changes due to your particular drug combination. Patients typically gain 10+ pounds of weight during their first year on treatment (wide variation on that) which is mostly fat and often in the abdominal area. Your combination contains meds than generally have not been the worse offenders in the fat gain department. Good diet and exercise is the starting point for dealing with it. I don't think that switching the meds around would help much. KH
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