Study finds seven times as much of the newer version of tenofovir inside lymphocyte cells than the older: but does this make any difference to efficacy?
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This is for my others team mates out there who are, like me, also on Symtuza.
I was recently told that by my doctor that although Symtuza causes diarrhea as a side effect, that it’s certain high fat foods that can can make it worse.
As a Symtuza user what foods have caused the worse gastrointestinal side effects for you?
For me milk has caused it and also hotdogs.
I appreciate anybody’s input on this.
So, I ask this because it lets us all know about other medications available and reviews on them. I understand everyone is different and side effects may vary, but I'm asking specifically about your experience with the medication. Thank you for sharing/responding and have a blessed day.
P.S. - Does anyone know if there any HIV medications that have weight loss as a side effect?!
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2. How do you like it/ How well does it work?
3. Side Effects?
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I am looking for an HIV medication, that only requires 1 pill, not many, please and thank you. 🏳️🌈❤️