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Stomach Pain

Sep 29, 2005


My regimen of Kaletra and Combivir is causing frequent bouts with stomach pain and cramping. I often have a tightness in my stomach, constipation and diarrhea. Should I change my regimen or can you prescribe anything for me to take with my current medication to alleviate my symptoms? Thank you.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

First off, we (I) can't prescribe anything over the web.

Sounds like you're having consistend gastrointestinal symptoms-- there's a good chance that these might be caused by your medications, but it's always asking if there's another problem (such as gut infection or parasite, pancreatitis, hepatitis, and the like).

If you and hour healthcare provider can't find another factor, then it would be worth considering ways to improve your quality of life and side effects- there are a number of possibilities-- both Kaletra and Combivir have the potential to cause side effects; deciding on which drug is responsible for your symptoms will require discussing things with your doctor.

Good luck, BY

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