Monday, April 13, 2020 -
Individuals have filed lawsuits accusing Truvada of causing bone density loss and kidney disease, however, the drug carries potentially deadly side effects when used by HIV positive individuals. Anti-HIV symptom and transmission drug Truvada carries the warnings of severe side effects that users must be made aware of. Knowing in advance that the drug has been shown to worsen hepatitis B (HBV) infections, lead to kidney problems including kidney damage, cause an excess of lactic acid to accumulate in the blood, cause severe liver problems, and most importantly, cause bone density loss leading to bone fractures is the right of everyone who contemplates taking the drug to make an informed decision. Truvada attorneys have vast experience and a winning track record handling medical litigation against big pharmaceutical companies and offer a free consultation before filing a claim.
Leading LGBTQ activists would have people believe that lawyers who seek to educate the public on Truvada's potential to harm are scaring gay individuals away from taking the drug. They have complained to Facebook and Instagram and other social media outlets to ban advertising by lawyers that highlight the adverse side effects. It is important that every individual that wants to use the drug consult with their physician because they may have other health complications including an already weakened immune system that could exacerbate these symptoms. Truvada.com lists the following as being the potential problems that they know about that Truvada may cause.
According to the website, the first issue that Truvada users must accept and deal with could be the worsening of an existing hepatitis B (HBV) infection. Patients are urged to visit their physician and be tested for HBV, and to stop taking Truvada if you test positive as "your HBV may suddenly get worse." Patients with HBV should continue to take the drug until their physician instructs them otherwise and the physician should monitor the patient's condition. Individuals that are already HIV positive are warned not to take Truvada alone as other medications are needed to treat HIV-1 and that "TRUVADA by itself is not a complete treatment for HIV-1." Taking Truvada only could make treating advancing HIV more difficult.
Truvada can lead to specific medical issues such as kidney failure that requires dialysis and kidney transplant. Blood and urine tests must be while taking Truvada and if should be discontinued if kidney problems develop. Another issue Truvada patients should be aware of is lactic acid (lactic acidosis), buildup in the bloodstream can lead to death. Your physician should monitor your condition for "weakness or be more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast breathing, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, cold or blue hands and feet, feel dizzy or lightheaded, or a fast or abnormal heartbeat," that could indicate lactic acidosis.
Truvada also causes "Severe liver problems, which in rare cases can lead to death," according to Truvada.com. You must tell your doctor immediately after taking Truvada if you experience, "skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark, tea-colored urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, or stomach-area pain."
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