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Author Topic: question about switching drug and drug resistance  (Read 1242 times)

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Offline polk2012

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question about switching drug and drug resistance
« on: June 14, 2012, 09:17:08 AM »
Hello all,

I started mt first med (Atripla) a week ago and this Tuesday I started showing rash all over my body(not gradually but all at once). I talked to my doc the next day and she suggested me to stop Atripla and she is gonna switch to another meds. But  I will not know which new drug she will switch until next Tuesday, at the same time I only take antihistamine to ease the rash. I think my question is

1. If I stop Atripla now, would my virus develop resistance before I start the new meds(about a week)? and my doc told me that even if the resistance is developed it will be sustiva and since I am not going to take sustiva or same class meds anymore she said it's ok to stop a week.

2. I think my rash turned better after I took the antihistamine but still itchy sometimes, and I didn't take Aatripla last night, so I am wondering that can I still take Atripla again with antihistamine even my doc suggested me not to. B/c I really concern the resistance that may develop.

Thanks for your time.

Offline buginme2

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Re: question about switching drug and drug resistance
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 12:07:40 PM »
Developing a rash when starting meds, like Atripla, is common.   Usually they go away and can be managed by taking an antihistamine until they do.  If the rash is serious then a change in medication is warranted.

Did your doctor do a resistance test before starting medication?

Why the wait before you start something new?

Something sounds off here. 
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