Does Truvada Cause Peripheral Neuropathy

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swelling of hands and feet

I'm experiencing swelling, burning and redness in my hands and feet. At times my hands will cramp making it impossible to grasp. Can this be a side effect of medication? I'm taking Truvada, Reyataz & Norvir. My viral load is undetectible and CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The symptoms you describe could be due to one of your HIV medications. The FTC in Truvada can cause a peripheral neuropathy for example (usually feet/ toes more involved that hands initially). Norvir and other protease inhibitors can cause odd... Read more »

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...headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, hair loss, insomnia, malaise (general ill feeling), nasal symptoms, cough, peripheral neuropathy, low white blood cells, and anemia. Rare but potentially serious toxicity with all NRTIs:... Read more »