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Author Topic: Symtuza Side Effects  (Read 618 times)

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Offline cshatherley

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Symtuza Side Effects
« on: April 07, 2019, 03:52:48 pm »
Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this, I've just signed up.

I was prescribed Symtuza a couple of weeks ago after starting Atripla around 4 years ago during a nasty drug habbit in which i stopped taking the Atripla.  I've since gotten myself totally clean and have been clean of narcotics for 2 years now.

Since starting the Symtuza it was fine for the first week but in the last few days I've developed what appears to be a red blotchy heat rash across around 50% of my body.  Arms, legs, Hands, Knees, Feet, Shoulders. 

Im not due to see my Consultant for another week but its becoming increasingly itchy and blotchy.  I just wanted to know if this is common or a cause for concern.

Offline Marcanthony

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Re: Symtuza Side Effects
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 04:18:16 pm »
I am not on this medication- but I have taken different combos and every time I start I get a rash. Either on my face, my neck or arms. It usually goes after 4-5 weeks.

If it gets worse or you have any swelling etc. Speak with your doctor

Offline cshatherley

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Re: Symtuza Side Effects
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 04:20:15 pm »
Thanks Marc,

It only popped up about 5 days ago and It was around 10 days into treatment so I figure its the body's reaction to the drug in the system.

I'll monitor it, its just irritating as its quite itchy.  I have an appointment with my consultant in a week's time so I'll raise it there.

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Re: Symtuza Side Effects
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 04:20:26 pm »

Sorry to hear about the rash, hope it passes soon but welcome to the forum.

Thanks for sharing and don't worry about post location, for initial introduction its in the correct place and, if it had not been in the correct forum we would have moved it for you.

Look best to see a doctor about the rash, if you can't see a specialist this week at least a GP. Lots of things can cause a rash & coincidence happens more often in life than we like that said Symtuza is known for causing a rash reaction.

Take it easy.


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Offline Marcanthony

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Re: Symtuza Side Effects
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 04:38:06 pm »
I know that feeling well- especially in the first couple of weeks of starting a new combo. Hope all is well when you see the dr

Offline cshatherley

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Re: Symtuza Side Effects
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 05:44:05 pm »
Thanks Jim

Im due to see my consultant in a week anyway for initial blood tests to see how its performing anyway, and it'll take a week to see my GP (Crap surgery) so hopefully they can then tell me if its a problem or not.


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