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atripla and antihistamines

Oct 24, 2008

hi I take antihistamines to control an unbearable skin rash along with atripla. Is this safe to do ?

Response from Dr. Young

Thank you for your post.

Yes, it is generally safe to take over-the-counter antihistamines while taking Atripla. The real issue isn't the drug-drug interactions, but rather, if you have an unbearable skin rash, you probably have a significant drug allergic reaction developing.

The first thing that I would be doing at this point is to contact your healthcare provider or doctor- let her or him know what's going on before long.

Best of health to you, BY

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