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Common Side Effects of HIV Drugs continued...

 

Protease Inhibitors (PIs) Common Side Effects Special Precautions
Agenerase (amprenavir) Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, rash  
Reyataz (atazanavir) Elevated levels of bilirubin. Nausea, headache, rash, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, changes in heart rhythm. Effectiveness may be reduced if also taking ritonavir and Victrelis for hepatitis C.
Prezista (darunavir) Diarrhea, nausea, headache, skin rash Effectiveness may be reduced if also taking ritonavir and Victrelis for hepatitis C.
Lexiva (fosamprenavir) Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, numbness around mouth, abdominal pain  
Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) Diarrhea, fatigue, headache, nausea, weakness, rash, insomnia Effectiveness may be reduced if also taking Victrelis for hepatitis C.
Viracept (nelfinavir) Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, weakness, rash, anemia, joint pain  
Norvir (ritonavir) Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, taste changes, headache, dizziness, rash  
Aptivus (tipranavir) Elevated liver enzymes and cholesterol levels, diarrhea, rash, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, headache  

 

Fusion Inhibitor (FI) Common Side Effects Special Precautions
Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) Redness, itching, or hard lumps at injection site, insomnia, depression, diarrhea, nausea, weakness, muscle pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, flu-like symptoms

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Inhibitor Common Side Effects Special Precautions
Selzentry (maraviroc) Cough, stomach pain, tiredness, dizziness when standing

 

 

 

 

 

Integrase Inhibitors Common Side Effects Special Precautions
Isentress (raltegravir) Headache, nausea, dizziness, tiredness, insomnia

 

 

 

 

Tivicay (dolutegravir) Headaches, insomnia

 

 

 

 

Vitekta (elvitegravir) Diarrhea, nausea, headache

 

 

 

 

 

Severe Side Effects of HIV Drugs

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Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on February 27, 2014
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