|Hayfever medication and Haart
Jan 14, 2009
I live in an country/area that is overrun with ragweed and every fall my hayfever is quite bad. I have been taking the Atripla combination for the past year and I'm now undetectable with my CD4% steadly increasing. This past season I avoided taking anything for the hayfever for fear that it would cause problems with the Atripla drugs. (Needles to say it was not very fun!) Should I be concerned, is there some drugs I should stay away from or can you suggest a good/safe hayfever med. A friend suggested Rhinocort what do you think of that? At the same time I'm considering to get the ragweed allergy shots this year so I can avoid to have to take unnessesary drugs in the future. Can these allergy shots be problematic with having HIV and taking Atripla? Thanks for your help!
| Response from Dr. Henry
Treatment of hay fever/seasonal allergies can be frustrating. Use of topical corticosteroids and/or antihistimines usually safe with Atripla. Atripla would not likely influence much the variable benefit of allergy testing/shots. KH
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