Does HIV medication have side effects?

For example, nausea, fatigue, and trouble sleeping are some short-term side effects of HIV medicines. Other side effects from some HIV medicines can lead to problems that may not appear for months or years after starting a medicine. For example, high cholesterol can be a side effect of some HIV medicines.

What is the most common side effect from HIV medications?

Common Side Effects of HIV Drugs

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) Common Side Effects
efavirenz (Sustiva; also included in Atripla) etravirine (Intelence) Vivid dreams, anxiety, depression, insomnia, skin rash, liver damage, suicidal ideation Skin rash

What is a common side effect of antiretrovirals?

What side effects might I have from my HIV medicine?

Side effect Medicine
Liver problems Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), PIs, maraviroc (brand name: Selzentry), zidovudine, didanosine, stavudine
Mood and sleeping problems Efavirenz
Nerve problems Didanosine, stavudine

How can HIV medication side effects be reduced?

Short-Term Side Effects of HIV Treatment You can manage these short-term side effects with a few self-care steps. Fatigue Try to schedule extra rest and scale back strenuous workouts. Nausea Eat smaller meals and limit spicy foods. Try to avoid being around overpowering cooking aromas.

Why am I losing weight after ARVs?

Taking HIV medicines can cause a problem called lipodystrophy. It is the redistribution of fat in your body. You may lose fat from your legs, arms, buttocks, or face.

What are the side effects of HIV Medicine?

memory impairment

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • What to do about side effects of HIV drugs?

    Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day

  • Do not read or watch television in bed
  • Limit daytime naps
  • Limit fluid intake for 2 hours before bedtime to avoid having to get up to go to the bathroom
  • Avoid caffeinated products,especially in the afternoon and at night
  • Avoid heavy meals close to bedtime
  • What are the causes of HIV AIDS medication?

    – The extent of the problem – Your age, overall health, and medical history – Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies – Expectations for the course of the disorder – The opinion of the health care providers involved in your care – Your opinion and preference

    What medication would affect HIV test?

    Antibody test. Most HIV tests are antibody tests.

  • Antigen/antibody test. HIV antigen/antibody tests are also known as combination tests or fourth generation tests.
  • Nucleic acid test (NAT) An HIV nucleic acid test (NAT) is also known as an HIV RNA test. It can detect genetic material from the virus in blood.