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Leg, Knee, Foot and Back Pain
Mar 14, 2007

I am currently taking Kivexia, Reyetaz boosted with Norvir for over 2 years now. I have been experiencing leg, knee, foot and back pain for quite sometime and am wondering if the meds are causing the pain.


Response from Dr. Henry

The rate of neuropathy, muscle, joint pain from use of ritonavir + atazanavir and abacavir/lamivudine has generally been quite low so that in the majority of cases pain in the distribution you desribe would not be due to the HIV medications but to some other cause. Your HIV specialist is ideally suited to assess your pain and decide what type of further evaluation is in order. KH

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neuropathy and muscle loss

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