What are the side effects of Isentress?

Isentress may have different side effects depending on which medications with which it is combined. Seek emergency medical help and call 911, if you experience signs of an allergic reaction, which may include hives, a skin rash, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, throat or tongue. See your doctor if you experience any of the following severe side effects: dark colored or decreased amount of urine; muscle cramps or weakness; chest pain; breathing problems; fast heartbeat; signs of infection, such as fever, cough or chills; a yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice); unexplained bruising, bleeding or pain coming from the upper right part of the abdomen; unusual weight gain and swelling of the legs or feet; unusual thinning of the face, arms or legs; loss of appetite; mental disturbances, mood changes or suicidal thoughts; and severe drowsiness. Some side effects of Isentress do not require medical attention unless they worsen or persist for an extended period of time. Milder side effects include: headaches or dizziness; mild diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; slight skin rash or pale skin; trouble sleeping; and drowsiness. Because the long-term effects of Isentress are not known, you should closely monitor your reaction to treatment and talk to your doctor about any side effects you have.

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