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Side Effects Of Truvada

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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: Tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in...
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Truvada/Sustiva or Truvada/Reyataz

Hello Keith.Typically, which of the above combinations could I expect the least side effects from (And what are they normally?), and which would disturb my metabolism the least?Regards,Tom....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Truvada/Reyataz would likely have fewer side effects but is not recommended at present because of a negative effect of the tenofovir on the levels of Reyataz. For that reason it is recommended to boost the Reyataz with 100 mg ritonavir. That... Read more »

truvada side effects

I have been using truvada for six weeks. I have very dry hands is this a side effect from the Truvada? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dry hands has been a rare complaint for my patients on Truvada (possible but I would consider an alternative explanation). KH... Read more »

Truvada +kaletra or truvada+novir +reyataz

I'm about to start my to take does pills and the doctor gave meBoth combinations as option for my treatment ..doctor by yourExperience each combination has less side effects and gave has a better long term tolerance ? Thanks you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Both are good HIV regimens with the Reyataz option involving slightly fewer pills and side effects in general. KH... Read more »

Truvada+Kaletra or Truvada+Viramune

Hi, I'm ready to start meds for first time and my Dr. has recommended two options for me. Truvada+Kaletra or Truvada+Viramune. I would like the option that has the least side effects and least toxic. I'm a little concerned with the...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Both of those regimens are very effective in treating HIV, but the side effects profiles are quite different. Kaletra has been associated more with gastrointestinal side effects, such a change in bowel movements, and alterations on your lipids,... Read more »
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PeP (Truvada and Kaletra) 28 day cycle... Long Term effects?

Posted by Screen1001
Hello all, I just started taking Truvada and Kaletra 3 days ago to provent being infected. After I am done with my 28 day cycle is it common for the side effects to remain long term? Right now I have had a very upset stomach and nausia for 3 days.... Read more »

Started taking Truvada for PEP...any tips?

Posted by glam89, 1 Reply
Im starting Truvada for 30 days and i know there are going to be side effects but do anyone have any tips for me to make it a bit easier. What pain reliever fever reducer medications can i take without it damaging my liver even more? Is Ibuprofen... Read more »

Day 38 of Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 2 Replies
Reached undetectable in 30 days. I was ecstatic to hear that. Only minor side effects, like a moderate fever for four days after starting the HAART regimen... and twice vomited for no reason. Never do that normally. Had to be the body adjusting... Read more »

Are you a long term Sustiva/Truvada user

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
I am curious about the long term effects of these medicines from actual users. I read the pamphlets and what doctors "claim" but I wanted some feedback from actual users
Thanks for responding ;) Read more »