Atripla Rash

Question

Can Atripla cause a rash on the palms and tops of your hands and insides of the arms? I have now been on Atripla 9 days and just woke up with a rash. I have looked through the website and have not found specifics. Online I can only find syphilis rashes on the palms of the hands. I was just tested a week ago but now am thinking I need to get tested again because the only information I can find about rashes on the palms of the hands is a syphilis infection. Please help!

Answer

Atripla can cause a rash as you describe but as you point out syphilis would also be on the list of possibilities. For most patients with a drug rash the Atripla can be continued. Recommend informing your HIV doc so he/she can monitor the situation. KH