Dec 9, 2009
yes i'm a 32 year old male i've been on Emtricitabine/tenofovir and Lopinavir/Ritonavir for 3 years now and the passed year now i've been haveing lower abduminal pain really bad and alot of diarrhea i have this pain with the diarrhea and the pain does not go away till i'm done in the wash room,now could this be from the med's? or due to something else. i've had a bareium and that came back fine,and i'm going to have a colinoscumie in the new year, but i do have IBS. but that should not cause the bad lower abduminal pain should it or the diarrhea most diarrheat of everyday.i very have a solid bowel movement if i do it start of solid then it turn's into diarrhea with the pain.i've asked my hiv doctor and he said it shouldn't be my meds but though i would ask another Md.
Response from Dr. Henry
Both Truvada and Kaletra can be aggravating (Kaletra more so) to the gut and worsen pre-existing irritable bowel complaints. Switching to alternative meds on a trial basis (ie Kaletra to another boosted PI such as atazanavir or daruanvir or to raltegravir or efavirenz) may be worth considering depending on your treatment/drug resistance history. KH
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