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Atripla Rash after 3 month
Aug 6, 2013

Hi, i've been on atripla for 3 month now, i've just started to develop a rash, starting on my neck, shoulders and arms, and then spreading to my chest and back. it's the 3rd day and it seems to not be so severe but it's a little itching and i'm not quite sure if it could be related to atripla? also, last night, 3 or 4 hours after my last dose, i've felt an arrhythmia that left after 2 hours. it could be related to the rash? thank you for your support on this.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

It would be somewhat unusual to develop a rash three months after taking your medications- indeed, I'd first be looking at other possibilities, including new detergents/fabric softeners, other ingestions (foods, vitamins, supplements).

As for the arrhythmia- it's difficult to know what the association might be, but either way, anything related to the heart isn't something to ignore. I'd suggest contacting your care provider as soon as possible.


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