PN with Truvada
Jan 13, 2005
I'm recently started on Sustiva/Truvada and have a great virologic response (after only 4 weeks). However, I started having occasional, brief burning sensation in toes, bottom of feet and sometimes tingling in fingers. My question is how often peripheral neuropathy is seen with Truvada and if symptoms of PN would progress if I continue taking this regimen. Thank you!
Response from Dr. Henry
It happens rarely (< 5%) in my experience (botht he FTC and tenofovir can cause it). If persistent and or progressive consider alternative meds such as abacavir, zidovudine, or a PI. I would make sure your HIV specialist is aware so he/she can monitor carefully. KH
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