It is recommended in combination with other HIV medications. Your doctor will recommend the right medication to you to determine which dosage you require.
Before taking this medication, notify the doctor whether you have any issues with the skin or liver or kidney failure. You will require routine blood tests to verify the blood count and liver function. Stop consuming alcohol as it may escalate your risk of liver injury. Pregnant or breast-feeding mothers should contact the doctor before taking this medicine. Do not have unprotected sex or sharing personal products.
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Many side effects do not need immediate medical attention and resolve as the body responds to the medication. Tell the doctor if they continue or if you are concerned about them.
Some of the typical side effects are anxiety (difficulty sleeping), headache, nausea, dizziness, and muscle discomfort. These are generally not harmful, just inform the doctor if they affect you or continue for a prolonged period of time. Rarely, some patients can have skin reactions or liver injury. Your doctor may observe you carefully during the initial recovery period.
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