|Viracept Side Effects
Jan 28, 2004
Dr. Boyle, I am tiring of an endless effort to control Viracept-related diarreah. Nothing I take helps and the episiodes are up to 10 or more times per day. I've tried watching diet, Metamucil, etc.It's making my day-t0-day life so that I can hardly function. Do you have any other suggestions for me. At this point, Viracept is my only option. Thank you
| Response from Dr. Boyle
If Viracept is you ronly option then you might continue to try other anti-diarrhea treatments including calcium carbonate (starting at 500mg twice daily and going up to 2500mg twice daily) with fiber, imodium, etc. I find it hard to believe, unless there is a drug access problem, that nelfinavir is your only option, since many other PIs should be effective if Nelfinavir is still and option, and you should consider discussing a change with your doctor.
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