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Atripla Rash
Sep 14, 2008

I've been taking Atripla for about two weeks now. I started getting a red blotty rash all over my body. I spoke with my Dr. and she suggested a new approach to treatment. My question is, if the rash is sometimes less severe than it was, could this pass? I would hate to switch so quickly being I feel I have gotten used to the other side effects (they have gone away). I just hate the feeling of switching medicine so quick. If this persists, I could see why I would need to change meds, but as of now two days does not warrant this I thought. I thought it could pass and changing meds would be unnecessary. Please let me know if the rash in some cases has gone away?

Response from Dr. Henry

Most patients who get a rash after starting Atripla can be treated through the rash with drugs like an antihistamine with careful observation. Most of the time the rash fades over several weeks. KH

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