Posted by: ron | 2009/08/13

arv treatment and vomitting

i have a relative who is HIV+ and has just started ARV treatment. however, when he eats a meal, he is not keeping it down and ends up vomitting as well as have a running stomach. not sure what ARV medication he has been given. what can we do to stop the vomiting and running tummy. as a result of the above, he has been put on a drip.

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Nausea is a common adverse effect of many antiretrovirals (ARVs) and often occurs within weeks of starting new medications. Your doctor preferably need to evauate the cause and severity of the nausea and treat accordingly. However, OTC you can try cyclizine (valoid) or phenergan. Ginger drinks or tablets may also help in easing the symptoms.

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