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What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
• Wear disease medical alert identification.
• Do not run out of this medicine.
• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).
• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.
• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
• Breast-feeding is not recommended in HIV disease in the U.S.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Inability to sleep.
• Nervous and excitable.
• Not hungry.
• Short-term discomfort after use.
• Irritated pancreas can rarely occur.
• Irritation where the shot is given.
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.
• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Signs or symptoms of infection. These include a fever of 100.5 degrees or higher, chills, severe sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, increased sputum or change in color, painful urination, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.
• Signs or symptoms of depression, suicidal thoughts, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, abnormal thinking, anxiety, or lack of interest in life.
• Difficulty breathing.
• Persistent cough.
• Flu-like symptoms.
• Severe belly pain.
• Severe nausea or vomiting.
• Significant weight loss.
• Severe skin irritation.
• Feeling extremely tired or weak.
• Numbness or tingling of hands or feet.
• If anyone other than you is stuck with needle.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.