Truvada is known throughout the world as a drug that is designed to treat and prevent the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, or Aids. It uses a combination of chemicals disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and emtricitabine. The two chemicals stop HIV cells from multiplying further.
What a lot of people don’t know is that Truvada does not cure AIDS or HIV, instead, it only works to contain the HIV cells and stops it from developing into AIDS. On top of that, Truvada actually has a lot of side effects. While some side effects are minor, others are major and can be fatal. Recently, there has been a surplus in Truvada lawsuits because the company has failed to mention the side effects of the drug.
Side Effects of Truvada
Truvada has both minor and major side effects.
Minor Side Effects of Truvada
Here is a list of common side effects of Truvada that are minor in nature.
- Abdominal and stomach pain,
- Decreased weight,
- Liver problems,
- Sleeping problems, including vivid dreams,
- Fatigue or weakness,
- Difficulty breathing, and
- Skin rash.
Major and Fatal Side Effects of Truvada
Apart from the minor side effects mentioned above, people have reported fatal side effects of Truvada which has also resulted in death in some cases
Decreased Bone Density
One of the serious side effects of the drug is that it causes the bone density to decrease. No matter how much you are looking after at your bone health, if you take Truvada it will cause the bones to deteriorate which could even result in broken bones.
Truvada is intended to be taken for long periods of time because it only prevents HIV from growing and it is actually not a cure. Hence a patient may experience a decrease in bone density.
Truvada kidney failure – The drug has also shown to damage the kidneys. Because it is up to the kidneys to expel the drug after you have taken it, it stressed the kidney’s which could lead to long term damage and even kidney failure.
How Law Protects You from Truvada
A lot of people don’t realize that Truvada is not a safe medicine to use, no matter how bad the situation gets. The manufacturer behind the drug has previously failed to mention the severe side effects of the drug, meaning that if you are a layman, there is no way to tell how the drug can damage your health.
If you think you suffer from one of the side effects of Truvada that are mentioned above, you may be entitled to compensation. You need to first discuss this with your doctor and tell them how the drug has changed your life through its side effects. When you can determine that Truvada has indeed damaged your health further, a talented lawyer can be hired to sue the company behind the drug.
Lawyers work day and night to protect your well-being and they are especially well versed in defending and fighting cases with dangerous medicines and drugs involved.