Side effects differ for everyone – not everyone gets them. They can be mild to more severe. They can be worse in the first few weeks and can improve as your body gets used to the medication. You can use a side effects diary to record what happens when you start treatment. Then you have it in writing about what happened and when, and whether side effects are improving, getting worse, etc.
These are some of the most common side effects of Reyataz. If you get any of these, contact your doctor. You can also follow the steps in the Managing the side effects of Reyataz section.
- yellowing of the skin and eyes
- abdominal pain
- rash – report any kind of rash to your doctor right away, because it can be a dangerous symptom
Managing the side effects of Reyataz
When beginning Reyataz:
- Ask your doctor about the possible side effects of Reyataz, and read the patient information leaflet
- Give yourself time and space to get used to Reyataz (this will help you take it properly in the long term)
- Keep a diary of your side effects to help you and your doctor make sense of them
If side effects continue or are severe:
- See your doctor
- Ask your doctor if there is anything you can do to minimise side effects
- Ask for support from your family and friends
If side effects continue to impact on your life:
Reyataz may not be for you. Discuss alternative treatments with your doctor.