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Jun 22, 2007

i have been taking atripila for 3 wks now and my feet are constantly swelling with red spots on them. Also, I have raised bumps on my hand and elbow that I have never experienced before. R these side affects of Atripila?

Response from Dr. Henry

The localized skin abnormalities that you describe would be somewhat unusual to be due directly to one of the components of Atripla. Often immune reconstitution can result in a range of flare-ups of skin conditions. Often localized skin conditions are due to some form omf allergy or contact dermatitis. I would have your HIV specialist or primary care doc look at them. KH

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