Question: Can Pep Cause Weight Loss?

What happens after taking PEP?

As with most antiretroviral drugs, PEP can cause side effects such as diarrhoea, headaches, nausea/vomiting and fatigue.

However these are usually mild and generally only last a few days with no long-term side effects.

Speak with your GP or sexual health clinic if you have any concerns..

Can I drink while taking Truvada?

Truvada can itself have mild side effects, which can be amplified when mixed with alcohol. The Truvada pharmaceutical packaging states “Truvada may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines.

Does Pep cause liver damage?

In addition, three patients reported rash a median of ten days after the initiation of PEP, leading one patient to discontinue therapy. Two patients developed mild liver toxicities (grade 1 and grade 2) 14 and 28 days after starting PEP, and there were two instances of severe liver toxicity.

What happens if you accidentally take PrEP twice in one day?

It doesn’t matter what time of day you take your PrEP pill and it’s OK if it’s not exactly the same time every day. Just be sure to take one PrEP pill every 24 hours. If you accidentally take 2 PrEP pills in one day, it’s OK. Taking 2 PrEP pills is not harmful.

Can you test positive while on PEP?

After a course of PEP you need to wait 28 days before testing for HIV. This is because PEP can delay infection.

How does Pep make you feel?

If you are taking PEP you could experience some unpleasant side-effects such as feeling sick, being sick, diarrhoea, tiredness, and generally feeling unwell. The drugs used in a course of PEP today are less likely to cause side-effects than those used in the past.

Does Truvada cause weight loss?

In the metabolic sub-study of the iPrEx study, cis men and trans women taking Truvada for PrEP experienced weight loss after 24 weeks, with weight increases at later visits similar to that of placebo. The average total weight loss among people taking Truvada compared to people taking placebo was -0.8% at week 24.

What causes pep failure?

PEP failure, when it occurs, is usually attributed to delayed initiation, transmitted drug resistance, or suboptimal medication adherence.

What happens if you skip a day of PrEP?

It is very important to take PrEP every day—it is most effective if the drug levels in your body are consistently high. If you do miss a dose, don’t panic. Take the pill as soon as you remember, unless it is already almost time to take the next dose (in that case, do not take a double dose).

Can I take Truvada alone for PEP treatment?

5. Patients unable to tolerate 3-drug PEP: In exceptional circumstances the regimen can be switched to Truvada® alone. This should always be discussed first with an ID/HIV specialist.

When should I test after Pep?

If you take PEP you’ll need to test before and after to ensure it has worked. If the time to take PEP has passed, then most modern HIV tests are now able to detect HIV from around four weeks after exposure.