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side effect diareah
Aug 1, 2011

Im 42 just started truvada norvir and prezista please help how can i stop the diareah my bottom hurtz and its raw

Response from Dr. Henry

Discuss with your doctor to see if other conditions can be contributing (such as gut infection, lactose intolerance, non-HIV meds). Loose stools are fairly common with your regimen-often get better with time and if taken with meals. Increased fiber intake, calcium supplements, drugs like loperamide or diphenoxylate/atropine can be helpful for select patients to decrease frequency of loose stools. For a small/modest percentage of patients the loose stools are persistent and very annoying such that an alternative regimen may need to be considered. KH

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