Jul 26, 2007
After about 1 week I did have a rash on my entire body except face. My Doctor thought I should discontinue use and let the rash disappear and then start up again in about 3-4 days after rash disappears. Knowing everyone is different is it likely that once I start back up that I may not get the rash.
| Response from Dr. Conway
The rash may well be due to your medications, likely the efavirenz component of the Atripla. We generally recommend that if it involves over 50% of your body, if it is associated with blistering or systemic symptoms, that you stop the medications. The rash will then generally improve over days or a couple of weeks and resolve. If it was due to the drug, there is a high risk that it will be even worse if you restart the drug, so we generally do not recommend this.
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