Truvada Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Abnormal Fat Distribution Associated With HIV
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Head Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Fanconi Syndrome, A Condition Of The Kidneys Resulting In Excessive Urination, Thirst And Vomiting
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Low Amount Of Phosphate In The Blood
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Type Of Bumpy Skin Rash Called A Maculopapular Rash
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Itching
  • Throat Irritation
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Loss

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Damage To The Liver And Inflammation
  • Decreased Calcification Or Density Of Bone
  • Enlarged Fatty Liver
  • Increased Blood Acidity Due To High Levels Of Lactic Acid
  • Kidney Failure
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Osteomalacia, Or Softening Of Bones
  • Pneumonia
  • Renal Tubular Necrosis, A Kidney Disorder

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • Backache
  • Cough
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Pain
  • Skin Discoloration

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