Can Pep cause flu-like symptoms?
These include feeling sick, a lack of energy, dizziness, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, headache and stomach ache. If you develop a flu-like illness or a skin rash while taking PEP or in the follow up period after stopping PEP you should contact the clinic as soon as possible.
Does PEP cause cough?
The most common reported side-effects (over 1% of people) of lamivudine/zidovudine taken together are: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tiredness, headache, dizziness, weakness, muscle pain, loss of appetite, fever, abdominal pain, hair loss, insomnia, rash, cough, runny nose, joint or muscle pain, fat loss, anaemia, low …
Can PEP make you feel sick?
HIV medications can cause side effects which tend to be worst when you first start taking them. If you are taking PEP you could experience some unpleasant side effects such as feeling sick, being sick, diarrhoea, and generally feeling unwell.
What STD gives you a dry cough?
Although a dry cough is a common symptom of HIV, it isn’t reason enough for concern. The occasional dry cough can occur for a variety of reasons. For example, a cough can occur due to sinusitis, acid reflux, or even a reaction to cold air. You should see your doctor if your cough persists.
Does PEP affect appetite?
That said, common side-effects (over 1% of people) of raltegravir include: loss of appetite, headache, difficulty in sleeping, abnormal dreams, depression, dizziness, vertigo, abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, rash, weakness, fatigue, fever, raised liver or pancreatic …
Can I drink while on PEP?
You may drink moderate amounts of alcohol (within normal recommended safe limits) while taking this medication. If you usually take multivitamins, calcium tablets or treatment for indigestion, please discuss this with the Doctor or Nurse as they may affect how well the Raltegravir is absorbed.