|Diarrhea from ARV
Jan 15, 2004
Dear Doctor, I was treated with AZT,3TC and Efavirnze for the reason of HPI for 1 month period. I have aproblems of diarrhea and loose stool and sometimes N/V before next dose of ARV. The questions are 1) What is the cause of my diarrhea 2) I would like to know about skin and nail change as hyperpigmentation after AZT treatment.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Many patients develop GI complaints for unclear reasons during their first weeks on ARV. AZT often causes stomach ache or other GI symptoms early. The skin/nail changes usually take a while to develop so unlikely to occur with just a month of therapy. In the rare occasion where that problem is observed quickly (I have seen it a couple of times) it generally slowly resolves once the meds are stopped. KH
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