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Mar 21, 2004

I just wanted to let you know that I also developed brown "age spots" while on Combivir. My doctor had not seen it before, although it is known to cause pigment changes. It stopped when I stopped and changed to tenofovir and Epivir, and they are gradually fading. I hope that this helps.

Response from Dr. Conway

Thanks for the information. Such side effects were reported in the early days of zidovudine (a component of Combivir)use, and seemed to be quite reversible if the drug was stopped.

Although zidovudine is quite an effective drug, it does seem to be associated with many non-specific side effects such as you describe. Thankfully, these remain uncommon.

An important fact to remember for those of you taking this drug...

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