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extreme rash on atripla

Jul 14, 2008

I have been on atripla for about 12+ months. Recently, I have been taking numerous decongestants for cold symptoms (robitussen, dayquil, generic claritan, benedryl)but have developed an extreme rash over back, chest, stomach, arms and upper legs. Could this be a reaction between atripla and the over-the-counter medications?

Response from Dr. Young

Thank you for your post.

If you've been on Atripla for a year already (without rash), I'd think that it would be distinctly unusual for you to develop a new drug rash.

On the other hand, if you've recently ingested a whole bunch of different (presumably new) medications, then a new drug rash could be explained by these.

I'd let your doctor know as soon as possible about your symptoms. In the short term, I'd avoid taking any of the new over-the-counters until this is better explained.

Best of health, BY

very low CD4 count
Liberal about Meds

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