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Medication side affects
Apr 23, 2009

hi there Im wondering if the issue of persistant diareahha is prevalent with the use of these medications: truvada and viramune? thank you

Response from Dr. McGowan

Diarrhea can be a side effect of most medications in certain people. However, persistent diarrhea is not a common problem with your regimen. If the timing of the onset of the diarrhea coincides with the first dose of the regimen that would implicate it. If the diarrhea started before or some time after starting it I would doubt the association. At any rate persistent diarrhea deserves an evaluation since there can be many infectious and metabolic causes for it. You should discuss it with your health care provider to investigate.

Best, Joe

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