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Are there any risks in taking Reyataz?

Reyataz may increase the risk of developing severe liver or kidney problems. Signs of liver problems include: pale stools or dark urine, pain and tenderness around your liver (the upper abdomen), yellowing of your eyes or skin, nausea and loss of appetite or weakness. Signs of kidney stones or other problems include: pain in your back beneath your ribs or in your groin, bloody urine or nausea and vomiting.

Reyataz also may raise blood sugar, a condition known as hyperglycemia. Symptoms include: extreme hunger or thirst, the urgent need to urinate frequently, blurry vision and weakness. Reyataz can also interfere with the normal function of birth control pills, so be sure to use a second method of birth control, such as condoms or spermicides in addition to your pills, while taking Reyataz. Lastly, remember that Reyataz may treat HIV infection but does nothing to prevent its spread. Do not have unprotected sex, share toothbrushes or needles with others or engage in any behavior that may put others at risk of infection.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.