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    Side Effects of HIV and AIDS Drugs

    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

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on February 27, 2016
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