|Itchy throat after 2 days on PEP
Mar 8, 2013
I had an HIV high-risk sex behavior and the doctor prescribed pills that are made of Zidovudine and Lamivudine. I have taken 3 pills so far (1.5 days) and my throat has started to itch vehemently just like what happens in case of a severe cold. I have no other symptoms other than severe fatigue and some stomach upset. The latter has not yet led me to the toilet. Are these symptom normal?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Zivodine and lamivudine can cause lots of stomach/gut symptoms during first weeks though itchy throat would be unusual. Allergic reactions to those drugs are also unusual so likely due to something else but would keep prescribing clinic/doctor informed of your symptoms. KH
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