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Review: could Truvada cause Neuropathy peripheral?

Summary: Neuropathy peripheral could be caused by Truvada, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Norvir, and have Hiv infection.

We study 10,644 people who have side effects while taking Truvada from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 have Neuropathy peripheral. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuropathy peripheral and more.

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Truvada

Truvada (latest outcomes from 10,895 users) has active ingredients of emtricitabine; tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. It is often used in hiv infection.

Neuropathy peripheral

Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage) (latest reports from 201,799 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 10,604 people reported to have side effects when taking Truvada. Among them, 73 people (0.69%) have Neuropathy Peripheral. They amount to 0.04% of all the 201,129 people who have Neuropathy Peripheral on eHealthMe.

Trend of Neuropathy peripheral in Truvada reports

Time on Truvada when people have Neuropathy peripheral * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neuropathy peripheral44.44%11.11%16.67%27.78%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Truvada * :

FemaleMale
Neuropathy peripheral21.62%78.38%

Age of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Truvada * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neuropathy peripheral0.00%0.00%5.88%5.88%27.45%33.33%15.69%11.76%

Severity of Neuropathy peripheral when taking Truvada ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Neuropathy peripheral100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Neuropathy peripheral ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (41 people, 56.16%)
  2. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (6 people, 8.22%)
  3. Hepatitis c (5 people, 6.85%)
  4. Weight decreased (5 people, 6.85%)
  5. Factor viii deficiency (5 people, 6.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Norvir (45 people, 61.64%)
  2. Kaletra (36 people, 49.32%)
  3. Bactrim (27 people, 36.99%)
  4. Isentress (25 people, 34.25%)
  5. Videx (23 people, 31.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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