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AccessPak for HIV PEP Expanded with Viracept Side Effects

Generic Name: emtricitabine / nelfinavir / tenofovir

Note: This document contains side effect information about emtricitabine / nelfinavir / tenofovir. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name AccessPak for HIV PEP Expanded with Viracept.

Applies to emtricitabine / nelfinavir / tenofovir: oral kit

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking emtricitabine / nelfinavir / tenofovir: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

This medication may cause lactic acidosis (a build-up of lactic acid in the body, which can be fatal). Lactic acidosis can start slowly and get worse over time. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms of lactic acidosis, such as: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, slow or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

  • increased thirst, urinating less than usual or not at all;

  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;

  • swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath; or

  • signs of infection such as fever, chills, skin lesions, or cough with yellow or green mucus.

Less serious side effects of emtricitabine / nelfinavir / tenofovir may include:

  • vomiting, diarrhea, bloating;

  • headache, tired feeling, dizziness, depressed mood;

  • sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams;

  • runny or stuffy nose, cough; or

  • changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Some side effects of AccessPak for HIV PEP Expanded with Viracept may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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