|Just starting HIV treatment
Dec 30, 2011
I started taking Atrippla exactly 14 days ago. This morning I woke up with a rash on my arms and my swollen lips. Is it safe to take an antihistamine and how long is it safe for me to take that?
| Response from Dr. Henry
It is generallysafe to take antihistamines for rash management-you need to call your HIV provider so you can be monitored regarding the seriousness of the rash (most efavirenz/Atripla rashes can be treated through but if lips, eyes, other mucousal surfaces involved would be worried about more threatening complications). KH
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