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Warning Signs Of Lactic Acidosis

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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Understanding Lactic Acidosis What Causes Lactic Acidosis? Symptoms of Lactic Acidosis Treatment Risk Factors Taking Care of Yourself Understanding Lactic Acidosis Mitochondria are small organs inside your cells. They help convert energy inthe food you eat into energy your body uses to function. Like solar cells thatconvert sunlight into electricity, mitochondria are power plants inside your cells that...
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Lactic acidosis

HIV/AIDS who is now 19 years and he is now on ATRIPLA. The doctor warned me of lactic acidosis. Kindly let me know about the warning signs of lactic acidosis, because I have read that it can be fatal if not addressed immediately.Kaka ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk of lactic acidosis from Atripla is very low (<<< 1%) so that ordinarily is not much of a concern. Symptoms of lactic acidosis are non-specific and can include increasing fatigue, muscle aching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight... Read more »

early signs of lactic acidosis?

I'm 39 and have had hiv for about 7 months. My lab results were not good during seroconversion (156 and over 500K) so the doctor started me on meds right away. I'm currently on Atripla and my labs are 1,221 cd4 and 140 vl. A remarkable...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Your symptoms do not sound like lactic acidosis at all- LA is a systemic illness with malaise, generalized weakness, abdominal pain, shortness of breath (among other symptoms).BY... Read more »

Truvada and lactic acidosis in colonoscopy prep

hi. i have a colonoscopy prep to do in the next few days. i've been taking Truvada for about 2 months now. my concern is, since preparation for a colonoscopy can cause dehydration AND Truvada does have a risk of inducing lactic acidosis...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Lactic acidosis is astonishingly rare and takes many weeks if not months to develop- most of the reports of LA come from the bad old ddI and d4T days, and I'm not sure if I've ever heard of a credible case... Read more »

restart meds worried about lactic acidosis

Dear Doc,Thanks for your hard work -- it really helps. My doctor took me off all anti-retrovirals (I was on Viramune, Epivir and Zerit) because I was showing symptoms of lactic acidosis. I had previously been on Crixivan instead of Viramune, but...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You don't say what the evidence for lactic acidosis was, so I'll assume that that decision was correct. Some people think lactic acidosis is associated with nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors, which is why your doctor is... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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