Efavirenz Side Effects
Jan 30, 2008
Can one of the side effects of efavirenz be stomach and bowel problems if you eat a few hours before taking the pill?
When on HIV meds, is it common after a few years of being on them to experience cramps and stomach pains? I had a ultrasound which came back ok and my docs deny its related to my meds everytime I ask yet I see others have this problem and they are told it could be related to their treatment of efavirenz & combivir.
It seems to me that even if these problems only occured since being on meds the docs will say it could be stress or ibs rather than the meds. This I find bizarre, and although there is side effects you shouldnt be in agony with pains should you? Sometimes to the point of creasing over to get rid of them, it may only happen for 20 mins or so at a time but back pain, diarreah and feeling like rubbish cant be the way to live!
Response from Dr. Henry
I have had a few patients who seemed to have stomach/gut problems from efavirenz (Sustiva) though more often it was due to one of the accompanying drugs (most often the AZT in Combivir or less often the tenofovir in Truvada or Atripla). KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Coughing Up Blood A Sign Of Hiv Aids?
- I Am Hiv Postive I Feel Tired All The Time
- I Am Hiv Positive And My Boyfriend Is Not How Can I Tell Him
- How Long Does A Sore Throat Last With Early Hiv?
- Will Chlamydia Go Away On Its Own?
- When You Have Sex With Someone With Chlamydia Do You Immediately Get It?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.