|Viramune eye sight
Apr 13, 2008
I have recently begun taking Viramune and Truvada once a day. My VL at the time of treatment was 32,000 and my CD4 was 126. I noticed on the first day of the new meds that after taking them, about 10 or 15 minutes later, I was very sensitive to light. I even felt as if the room were getting brighter. Is this a normal reaction to the drugs or is there possibly something else happening?
| Response from Dr. Henry
The symptoms you describe are not a usual reaction to the treatment. Some patients can get flares of eye conditions when starting effective antiretroviral therapy someimes as a part of the immune reconstitution syndrome (known as IRIS). I would discuss with your HIV specialist and consider seeing an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) if that symptoms worses. KH
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