Jul 29, 2004
dear any dr. why does many meds always include dihhrea in their menu.i,m on combivar and viracept. i,m doing well and on the first regimen for about 4 years now. even other meds not relating to hiv have the dam dihrea menu. i,m scared to switch my regimen. can i do this and then go back to my first regimen? also what causes dihrea in these meds?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Viracept causes diarrhea for uncertain reasons. Calcium tablets, oat bran, immodium and other interventions can help sometimes there is a GI infection or other condition that needs to be diagnosed and treated. If you have done well with your regimen without any resistance you can usually switch to an alternative regimen to see if your stool complainst improve under the guidance of your HIV specialist. KH
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