What are the side effects of Trizivir?

Trizivir (a combination of abacavir, lamivudine and zidovudine) can cause a wide range of side effects. Some people may have a severe, potentially life-threatening, allergic reaction to Trizivir. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience hives, facial or throat swelling, difficulty breathing or sore throat. Coughing, achiness, tiredness, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting or fever can also signal allergic reactions, and should be brought to the attention of a healthcare professional immediately. More common side effects of Trizivir include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, headaches, muscle pain, tiredness, weakness and nervousness. If you have symptoms, such as persistent nausea and tiredness, this may be a sign of a serious condition called lactic acidosis, so contact your doctor right away. Other serious symptoms may include yellowing of the eyes and skin, unusual tiredness or weakness, persistent nausea or sore throat, rapid breathing, fever and dark urine. Trizivir also may cause muscle weakness, numbness or tingling in hands and feet, excessive hunger or thirst and depression. Trizivir may also increase your risk for a heart attack or for blood problems like neutropenia (low white blood cell count) or anemia (low red blood cell count). Be sure to talk to your doctor if you develop any new or unusual symptoms while taking Trizivir.

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