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Can PEP cause weight loss
Sep 10, 2010

Im taking pep again after finishing my first pep course. I did another risky behavior 2 days after my 1st pep course. So basically Im going for another 28 days. Im noticing some major weight loss.Is that normal. Ive been having diarrhea and Ive been exercising. My body has never been this skinny. The first I took pep I didnt notice body changes and now that Im taking it again I have my weight drop.Please Help

Response from Dr. Henry

Modest weight loss from short term drug side effects especially if involving stomach and/or diarrhea is fairly common. Risk for significant fat loss depends on regimen but is still minimal for 28 day PEP courses and would be expected to reverse once completed in majority of situations. KH



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