Mar 4, 2011
I just started Atripla (first week) I noticed blotchy-rash like spots starting on my upper arms near the arm pits. Now, it seems to be on my body below the arm pits and on my stomach. It seems to be spreading. Is this going to continue and potentially become serious? It (currently) does not itch.
Response from Dr. Henry
Rash is fairly common with Atripla (most often due to the efavirenz) usually mild/moderate and rarely resulting in having to stop the Atripla and switch to an alternative regimen. Usually the rash can be treated through and improves after several weeks. KH
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