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Epzicom and loose bowels
Aug 18, 2005

In January my doctor switched me from Trizivir to Epzicom because of a concern over a high enzyme level (I'm not sure which one). Since then, I have had to deal with incredible gas and loose bowels. Her answer: add Banto to my regime. Personally, I rather go back to the Trizivir. I'm also on a myriad of other meds: Kaletra, Avandia, Glyburide, Humulin N injections, Tricor, Crestor, and Cozaar (to keep my creatinine levels in check - but it's rising, too). I know it's a lot to digest, but any suggestions? Thanks for your time.

Response from Dr. Henry

I haven't heard of that particular problem. Epzicom = Trizivir minus the AZT. There may be some different binding /packaging chemicals in the between the 2 formulas that in occasional patients could trigger GI complaints. Unless there was a reason to stop the AZT (such as anemia) then going back to Trizivir to see if the problem improves may be an option to discuss with your HIV provider. KH

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