How to manage side effects of Kaletra and Combivir
Mar 19, 2006
I pinched myself with a needle in th OR. They prescribed Kaletra and Combivir for a month (prevention of HIV). I have been on it for 5 days and I feel very weak and with alot of Nausea. What can I do to feel beter while I take these medications?
Response from Dr. Henry
I recommend taking the meds after eating breakfast and supper. For nausea, Compazine or Reglan can be helpful. For diarrhea, calcium supplements, Immodium or Lomotil can be helpful. Often the stomach side effects will taper down over the first several weeks. Remaining well hydrated may help some. Follow-up with either employee health or the HIV clinic at your hospital may allow for further evaluation and helpful suggestions. KH
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