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having gaining of stomach

Jan 9, 2013

sir i have at an (viraday) tablets {efavirenx IP 600mg,emtricitabineIP 200mg, tenofovirdisoproxilfumarate IP300mg) taking tablets from 2years and i having a side effect gain in stomach and loss in hand and legs and after taking the tablets having rise in temp at(night) up to 6,7 hr

Response from Dr. Henry

Lipodystrophy (fat gain in stomach and fat loss from arms and legs) can be seen with Viraday though risk for that has been generally less than for many previously used regimens. I recommend dicussing with your HIV provider to consider other contributing causes (age and more severe immune suppression, time with HIV have been identified to increase risk independent of the drug regimen)and what are your options if an alternative HIV regimen is under dicsussion. I cannot with a high degree of confidence recommend another regimen than has reproducably resulted in reversal of fat problems seen in setting of use of Viraday/Atripla--that topic remains a frustrating one for patients and physicians often with no easy fixes. KH

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