Medicines & loose stools
Jan 22, 2007
I am taking Wellbutrin xl 150mg Daily, Atripla nightly, lamictal 200mg nightly, lipitor 20 mg nightly, klonopin 1mg nightly. I have been positive since 02/06. I have nondectable viral load, Tcells 375-400. I am under a bit of stress, BUT could the combination of any of these meds cause loose stools? It is not always a problem, 2-3 days a week.
Response from Dr. Henry
Essentially all of your medications can cause/aggravate loose stools in some patients (the tenofovir in the Atripla most likely of the HIV medications) and that includes the Lamictal, Lipitor, Wellbutrin, and Klonopin! It can be a real challenge to sort out if only one of the drugs is the major cause (requires careful therapeutic substitutio/switching plan). KH
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