PEP - Neuropathy
Jul 5, 2001
I am completing my first week of post-exposure prophylaxis (Combivir and Sustiva) following a potential unprotected exposure. While I had been warned about digestive system side effects (mild nausea, lack of appetite), I am experiencing tingling in my hands (fingers) and right forearm. Also, some minor sluggishness in right hand. I still need 3 more weeks of PEP. Are this symptoms reversible? Will they disappear once I complete PEP? Thank you very much
Response from Dr. Henry
The symptoms you are describing could be due to the Sustiva most likely and generally would be reversible several days after the drug is stopped. KH
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