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Question: PEP treatment side effects

 ayu - Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:47 pm


I have had unprotected sex with a prostitute and have been on PEP of two drugs, for three weeks now. Unfortunately I started medication after 48 hours, but before the 72 hour mark. There has been no serious problems so far.

However the last three days i have got swollen lips (lower), small itchy irritations on the eyelash(both) and under my testicles. is this the side effect of the drugs? Can I safely stop taking the medicines? or Is this a symptom for an other STD?

It is affecting my work and relations and I would be very grateful for your help on this.

 John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:24 pm

User avatar Hello -

Don't know what the two drugs are you've been taking, but what you describe sounds a lot like an allergic reaction, probably to one or more of the meds. It does not sound like any sort of STD I'm aware of. I wouldn't stop taking the meds without first notifying your doctor about the apparent reaction, unless of course it becomes painful, worsens, or you develop other, more serious symptoms.

Hope this is helpful.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:32 am

User avatar I hope you are feeling better. Please keep us updated.

Best regards,


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