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Loose motions
Aug 9, 2010

My friend had started taking Viraday Tablet 10day ago .since she had started the tablet she is getting loose motion 20-25 times in day.Inspite of medicne n gulcose nothing happening..plz suggest.

Response from Dr. Henry

Marked diarrhea is an uncommon side effect from Viraday (Atripla in US) so should prompt an evaluation for another cause (ie AIDS related infection, parasites, C difficile infection, lactose or gluten intolerance and many others). A small number of patients may develop diarrhea from the tenofovir which may decrease with time (maintaining good hydration, nutrition and anti-diarrheal drugs may help if no other serious cause found). KH

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