|Bad taste in mouth
Apr 28, 2013
Hello doc, on truvada prezista norvir working fine. Suddenly I started to feel a bad taste in my mouth as gas or boiled eggs no matter what I ate. What is concerning me is that i can feel the same smell in my faeces. I suppose there is something changed in my digestive system connecting the two facts. Thanks for supporting
Response from Dr. Henry
You dont mention whether you have been on those meds for a short or long time. Ritonavir boosted protease inhibitors can cause taste abnormalities (most often a metallic like taste) as well as loose stools or promote expression of fast bowel transit or malabsorption. Trying to normalize gut flora with active culture yogurt helps some. Checking or malabsorption or a gut infection with stool analysis often needed to sort out possibilities. KH
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