Sep 27, 2007
what are the longterm sideeffects og kaletra reyataz norvir and truvada?
| Response from Dr. Henry
The most common short term side effects for Kaletra are bloating,cramping, gas, and loose stools; for Reyataz less of those but mild jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes), for Norvir same as Kaletra but less frequent or severe when used as a booster @ 100 mg dose; for Truvada it is loose stools, mild nausea, skin changes or low rates of a variety of complaints. Long term side effects for Kaletra are often related to elevations in lipids such as cholesterol or tryglycerides (same true to a less extent for Nrovir). Reyataz has not been studied much long term but appears well tolerated/safe except for the small percent who develop more severe jaundince (< 5%). Truvada (tenofovir component) may cause renal problems in a small subset particularly in persons at risk for renal disease already (extent of renal dysfunction still being studied). This website has a good discussion about each of the drugs (click under treatment and then link for drugs). Another good source for drug information is the website is www.aidsinfonet.org or www.tpan.com . KH
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