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Atripla Side Effects
Nov 19, 2008

I started taking Atripla about a month and a bit ago, and noticed that I would bruise easily when I am carrying something heavy on my shoulders. At first I put it as the bag being heavy.

However yesterdayI srated playing volleyball (after taking afew months off) and this morning I noticed that I had some bruising on my forearm which has never happened. What should I do and should I be concern?

Response from Dr. Henry

Atripla rarely causes any bleeding problems. HIV infection can cause a low platelet count resulting in easy bruising. Other medications (such as aspirin) can increase bruising as can other medical conditions so as assessent by your HIV specialist or primary care doctor is recommended. KH

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