side effect of viraday ?
Jul 28, 2010
My friend has started Viraday 10 days back, she got a red rash with itching all over her body, is it because of the medicine, can she stop the medicine for a few days. Her CD4 was 180 and viral load 70,000 when she started 10 days back. She had taken a paracetamol Combiflam along with Viraday, could it be due to that?
Response from Dr. Henry
Viraday (Atripla is US contains efavirenz, tenofovir, and FTC) can cause a rash as you describe (most often due to the efavirenz and seen after 7-10 days). In most cases can continue taking Viraday but if eyes, mouth, breathing involved them must stop. Recommmend monitoring by HIV doc for safety purposes-stopping meds not generally recommended (in some cases need to switch to different med). KH
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