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May 4, 2011

Dear Doctor, I should be operated and I will need a general anesthesia. I was wondering if the anesthetics can interact with ATRIPLA. What can you suggest to recommend to the anesthesist? Thanks a lot, Lapo

Response from Dr. Henry

Anesthesia can usually be safely administered to persons taking Atripla-I would inform your anesthesist of all the meds you are taking as well as involve your HIV doctor regarding clearance for upcoming surgery. KH

Atripla Rash and swollen lips
taking meds on full stomach

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