|medication side effect
Apr 29, 2006
my brother is just recently diagnosed with hiv. and just 3 days ago started the medication. his cd4 count is in 200 range and after he started the medication he feels nausiated and also trow up and very unstable walking, very weak. is that normal.
Response from Dr. Henry
A significant percentage of persons who start HIV medications experience stomach/gut side effects which often include nausea and vomiting. If a persons gets dehydrated from those symptoms they may get dehydrated (low in fluids and food) which can cause dizziness when walking. It is important to keep up with hydration. Often sports drinks like gatorade/powerade (containing water, sugar, and some salts) are helpful and easy on the stomach. The stomach complaints often improve over the first several weeks . Often the symptoms are decreased if the pills are taken after eating. There are medications available to decrease nausea. If symptoms persist your brother shouldbe evaluated by his HIV specialist. KH
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