Emtricitabine / lopinavir / ritonavir / tenofovir Side Effects
Applies to emtricitabine / lopinavir / ritonavir / tenofovir: oral kit
You should not take this medicine if you have severe liver or kidney disease, or if you are allergic to emtricitabine (Emtriva, Atripla), lopinavir (Kaletra), ritonavir (Norvir), or tenofovir (Viread). Do not take this medicine with other medicines that also contain emtricitabine or tenofovir (Atripla, Emtriva, Viread).
Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with emtricitabine, lopinavir, ritonavir, and tenofovir. Your doctor may need to change your treatment plan if you use certain medicines.
Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, fast or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Early symptoms of lactic acidosis may get worse over time and this condition can be fatal. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, fast or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;
increased urination or extreme thirst;
severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
penis erection that is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours;
signs of new infection--fever, chills, skin lesions, or cough with yellow or green mucus;
liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
kidney problems--little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath; or
severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common side effects may include:
diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
headache, dizziness, feeling tired;
depressed mood, sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams;
mild skin rash; 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.
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