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side effects with Norvir Reyataz and Truvada
Oct 27, 2010

I just am swithcing from Trizivir (tcell 450 vl 200) my doc wanted to switch me because he said 200 viral load was failing I tried the Atripla but the side effects dizzyness and vomiting were too much so he put me on this i took last night however i have been vomiting most of the day and my throat feels constricted and my left eye hurts i would almost rather keep on my trizivir with instead of these side effects i also had a heart attack and had some stints put in and am on various heart meds plavix ect. what percentage of people experience these side effects wtih this reginmen and is there another reginamen that has less nausea effects thanks

Response from Dr. Henry

Depending on your resistance /treatment history/profile regimens that are often considered in situations such as yours include Truvada + raltegravir and/or a boosted protease inhibitor (such as ritonavir + darunavir or atazanavir). Nausea is usually minimal with those regimens and further options exist if nausea persists (as well as options to treat the nausea). KH

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