What are the side effects of Atripla?

You may experience side effects from allergy to Atripla, from Atripla itself, or from a condition caused by Atripla called lactic acidosis. Seek immediate medical attention if you have any allergic reactions: swollen tongue, throat, lips, or face; hives; or breathing problems.

Serious side effects from Atripla requiring immediate advice from your doctor include peeling, blistering, or red skin rash; flu symptoms such as chills, fever, and body aches; loss of appetite; clay-colored stools, yellowing of the skin or eyes; dark urine; nausea; stomach pain; low fever; seizure; unusual behavior or thoughts, including extreme fear, hallucinations, severe depression, and violent or suicidal thoughts. 

Symptoms of lactic acidosis, which requires immediate medical attention, include difficulty breathing, vomiting, stomach pain, numbness or cold in your arms and legs, muscle weakness or pain, irregular or rapid heartbeat, weakness or fatigue, or dizziness.

Atripla may also cause side effects that do not require immediate medical attention: joint or back pain, drowsiness, dizziness, depressed mood, anxiety, nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, darkened skin on your palms and soles, alterations in the location and shape of your body fat, loss of appetite, sour stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, mild nausea, insomnia, strange dreams, forgetfulness, confusion, fatigue, headache, ringing in your ears, vision problems,  and numbness. 

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