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Reyataz side effects
Jul 25, 2007

How common is it for those taking Reyataz to experience elevated bilirubin levels to the extent that it becomes cosmetically obvious? My doctor wants me to start Reyataz and says he has only seen this 'yellowing' once before and overall, when compared to other PIs, Reyataz has the least side effects. I was also concerned about the possibility of being turned into a diabetic, another unwelcome side effect associated with PI therapy. Thank you

Response from Dr. Conway

Reyataz is one of the safest drugs we have available to use for HIV. There is absolutely no evidence that it is associated with diabetes. Most people get an elevated bilirubin on this drug. However, it only leads to having to stop the drug due to evident jaundice (usually yellowing of the whites of the eyes) in 1-2% of cases. If this occurs, it rapidly reverts back to normal when the drug is stopped, with absolutely no long-term effects.

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