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Author Topic: genvoya and high cholesterol  (Read 191 times)

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Offline ScaredNinja

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genvoya and high cholesterol
« on: July 24, 2020, 10:48:22 am »
Omg got blood work done at my primary care doc. My cholesterol went through the roof. I take Genvoya daily and I just googled this with cholesterol and I did not know this was a side effect. My cholesterol is 230.0 mg/DL and triglycerides is 280.0 mg/DL. I get no side effects from this medicine but this so kinda upset that it is this high but I don't want to take another medication for HIV cause it don't do anything to me that I can feel. So my question is what can I do to counter this side effect? Should my ID doc or primary care handle this? Have an appointment next week about these results at primary care but I always get stuck in this "who does what?"

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Re: genvoya and high cholesterol
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 11:05:52 am »

How long have you been on Genvoya? Was there a recent switch in meds or has there been a trend of high cholesterol results?

Talk to the primary care person next week, I'm sure they will have thoughts about manganing the cholesterol or if a change in meds is needed if they feel its related.

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Offline virgo313

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Re: genvoya and high cholesterol
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 11:10:12 am »
High cholesterol may not be related to HIV medication. Most of the time is is towards food & not enough exercise. Also as we age, cholesterol is harder to control. Perhaps you can discuss with your Dr if changing eating diet could lower ur cholesterol.

Dr will most likely moniter few more months before deciding if you need additional medication for cholesterol. At moment try not to link high cholesterol with your medication. Everywhere there are lots non Poz ppl with high cholesterol.
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Offline wardp

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Re: genvoya and high cholesterol
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 12:25:57 am »
Sorry but that's not fully true. the liver is responsible for clearing cholesterol from the body. for some people this is hereditary and food won't make much difference I'm on statin like many others here.i  agree with Jim .genvoya is known to raise cholesterol in some people.if your doctor is  knowledgeable on hiv he may suggest a  change in meds..what was your  cholesterol reading before you started genvoya? Best of luck
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