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Prothease Inhibitors and dry skin
Apr 29, 1997

I'm being treated since several months with what I guess is starting to become s standard therapy: Indinavir (Crixivan),Lamivudin (Epivir) and Stavudine (Zerit). As far as viral load and cd4 count is concerned, things are going as expected, however I'm getting more and more covered by patches of very dry skin which I cannot get rid of, no matter what I do. Has it got to do with the drugs itself ? Is thete any way to fight it ? I'd appreciate ur reply

Response from Dr. Cohen

Dry skin is a fairly common problem with indinavir. You can treat it with moisturizers (Lac-Hydrin is a person favorite). Some people end up changing to another PI if it becomes unbearable or if it's accompanied by bad chapped lips.



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