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Loose stool remedy?
Dec 5, 2006

I have 5 to 6 bowel movements with loose stool per day since starting treatment (Ziagen/Viread/Lexiva) and was hoping to find a natural remedy???

Response from Dr. Henry

Different patients may respond to using a calcium supplement, fiber tablets, oat bran, or yogurt. On the medication side use of Lomotil or Immodium at low doses can help some. If persistently annoying may consider discussing whether a switch to an alternative HIV regimen is an option for you. Viread and Lexiva can induce loose stools in a modest subset of patients. KH



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