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Diarrhea/ Calcium
Nov 29, 2004

I have been on Combivir for aleast three months and have dirrhea at least three times a day especially in the morning. I have been taking Boosy to gain my weight you suggest i start atking the calcuim supplement to help i seen it on the calciumhelp tip. please help

Response from Dr. Henry

It is somewhat unusual for Combivir to cause persistent loose stools so I would consider other possible causes (infections, lactose intolerance, etc). Are you on another (a 3rd) HIV drug such as a protease inhibitor which more commonly causes diarrhea. Calcium suppplements, oat bran, other fiber tablets, immodium--all of them seem to help some patients with persistent loose stools (often a trial and error process giving each intervention2-4 weeks to assess). KH

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