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Protease w/o diarrhea
Dec 29, 2001

I getter really sick of having the runs and running to have the runs. Is there a Protease that does not have diarrhea as a side effect?

Response from Dr. Henry

Most of the ritonavir boosted regimens and nelfinavir share that trait. The new BMS protease inhibitor under development rarel causes diarrhea. Fortovase (without ritonavir) doesn't cause diarrhea very often. Have you considered switching the PI to a NNRTI (such as Sustiva) or to a NRTI (such as Ziagen). KH

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