13 Jul 2012
Clinical studies have not evaluated Isentress alone for the treatment of HIV because it is only approved for use with other HIV medications. In fact, the information that is available on the potential side effects involves studies that used Isentress plus other HIV medications. Therefore, it is difficult to know whether these side effects are due to Isentress or the other HIV medications. In these studies, the most common side effects of Isentress (plus other HIV medications) included: Diarrhea -- in up to 16.6% of people; Nausea -- up to 9.9%; Headaches -- up to 9.7%; Fever -- up to 4.9%.
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 2% of people) included: Abdominal pain (stomach pain); Vomiting; Weakness; Fatigue; Dizziness.
Some side effects with Isentress, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to: Anemia; Kidney damage; High blood sugar (hyperglycemia); Depression; Suicidal thoughts or behaviors; Changes in the distribution of fat on your body (such as a "buffalo hump"); Signs of an allergic reaction, such as a rash, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth or throat, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.
However, for more info please do seek medical advice, take care.
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