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side effects

Jul 2, 2002

my daughter has been under treatment for 8 years beginning with azt, off and on coctail drugs, changing due to side effects, now her face is getting dark blotches will this last, is it a side effect also.....

Response from Dr. Boyle

Dark Blotches are difficult to comment on without actually seeing them since there are so many things that could cause a rash with that description. AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) can cause changes in skin pigmentation, including darkening of the skin and nails; however, and you should have her doctor evaluate her to make sure that it is not something else.

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Should I start taking medicine now?

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