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Ngative side effects with Tripla
Nov 14, 2008

I started taking Tripla three months ago and over this period of time that all of my hair has becom very brittle and I have gained about 25 pounds. Nothing in my festyle has changed except for switching to this mediation that I can correlate to these adverse effects. However I haven't found anything written indicating that Tripla may cause these sysmptoms. Can Traipla cause these side effects or should I look at the possibility of something being the root cause.

Response from Dr. Henry

Atripla can sometimes cause hair problems (? most often due to the FTC). A large number of medical conditions (such as thyroid problems) can contribute to brittle hair. Many patients can weight during the first year on effective HAART but 25 pounds is excessive. Hypothyroidism and other medical conditions may contribute so a thorough history, physical/lab exam, and nutrition assessment is often a good idea. KH

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