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rash during pep
Jun 24, 2013

Hi doctor, i am currently undergoing pep and i had rashes on my arms and legs during the second week of pep. I had a high blood cholestrol of 213 and i am dosing 1 combivir twice a day and 2 kaletra twice a day. will my high blood cholestrol cause kaletra to give me rash?

Response from Dr. Henry

A rash from one of the components of Combivir + Kaletra can be seen (< 20%) and is usually not related to high lipid levels. If you are having a skin rash from your PREP generally the rash on those drugs is self limited and would reverse after stopping (typically 4 week course). It would be rare but possible to have a very severe rash (fever, mouth, eye involvement or spreading extensively) in which case I would call prescribing clinic and hold meds until seen. KH

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