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Author Topic: Newbie with question about Prezista  (Read 1591 times)

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Offline mama6965

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Newbie with question about Prezista
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:43:47 AM »
Hi everyone ! I am currently on prezista, truvada and norvir for more than a year with no little to no side effects. Diagnosed in 97. A week ago, I developed a rash on my arms and 2 days ago, on my face . I went to a walk in clinic last weekend and was told that it looks like I am allergic to "something ". I finally saw my doctor who is also puzzled as to what it could be. He mentioned prezista sometimes causing a rash but since I've been on it for awhile , its unlikely it could be the problem. Has anyone else heard of this possibly being the case ? Thanks for any input you can help with.

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Re: Newbie with question about Prezista
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 09:01:15 AM »
If your liver function is OK then it's unlikely to be the drugs after this long. But not impossible.

The only way to find out, unfortunately, is to stop the dug you suspect may be causing a rash. Waiting to see if it goes away is a good plan, as is looking at other causes or symptomatic treatment.

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« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 09:03:40 AM by newt »
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Re: Newbie with question about Prezista
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 02:53:57 PM »
You can always ask Dr. Gallant. and see what he thinks.



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Re: Newbie with question about Prezista
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 08:31:55 PM »
Hi Mama,

Where is the rash located on your body?  Have you recently changed other meds, supplements, soaps, cosmetics or clothes washing powder?  Have you had the flu shot or any other vaccination recently?

Also what does the rash look like, red, white, raised, weepy, size etc?

Can your doc do an allergy test?  Did she/he take a swab?

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Offline Bonn

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Re: Newbie with question about Prezista
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 04:34:04 PM »
I am on prezista, Novir, and  Kivexa  for 5months.

I also notice rash a little below my breast.
A bit of pain around the left side of my chest.


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