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An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...serious and may lessen or disappear with continued use of the medicine. Less serious side effects related to this medicine include generalized weakness, burning or prickling sensation in the hands and feet, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, change in sense of taste, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, fever, throat irritation, abnormal thinking, rash, sore throat, and...
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Atripla constipation?

I am a 43 year old male diagnosed HIV+ in 11/03. Ive been taking Sustiva & Truvada, now Atripla since 9/04 with good results. In addition, I take 4g daily Omega 3 fish oil in order to keep triglycerides in check also with good results. My problem...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Constipation has not been commonly linked to any of the components of Atripla or fish oil. Also, I have not had patients in our clinic on Read more »

Constipation

Dear Docs, I have been possitive for 18 years and had my first AIDS diagnosis back in 1994. I have been on antiviral therapy since 1990 with out any breaks until this summer. Against my doctor's advice, I decided to go off my drugs for 12 weeks. I...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...The gastrointestional symptoms you mention, including the constipation and bloating, can be due to many things. The list would include your diet, the medications you are taking, limited gastrointestinal Read more »

Constipation

Dear Docs,I have been possitive for 18 years and had my first AIDS diagnosis back in 1994. I have been on antiviral therapy since 1990 with out any breaks until this summer. Against my doctor's advice, I decided to go off my drugs for 12 weeks. I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The combination of anemia and multiple gastrointestinal concerns in the setting of advanced immune disease as well as a family history of colon cancer raises a number of concerns to me. I would be concerned that there is an opportunistic infection... Read more »

Constipation and Gas! Yuck!

It seems that my worst problems are managing GI side effects. I've been terribly constipated, but when I try Metamucil, it gives me bad gas. Can you recommend a good regimen for helping to alleviate constipation that won't cause gas? I'm on d4t,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You may want to try Fibricon or oat bran tablets. A good self-help book with a good chapter on bowel health is Healing HIV by Jon Kaiser -- I recommend that you order it and see what works for you. Keith Henry, M.D. Read more »
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An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

...disappear with continued use of the medicine. Less serious side effects of this medicine include anxiety; change in sense of taste; constipation; depression; diarrhea; dizziness; eczema; gas; generalized muscle pain or weakness; headache; mouth... Read more »
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An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...or disappear with continued use of the medicine. Less serious side effects of this medicine include bad taste in the mouth, constipation, cough, depression, diarrhea, eye infection, flu-like illness, fatigue, herpes simplex infection, itchy rash,... Read more »
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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...should tell a doctor if they have any of the following side effects: disease of the pancreas (symptoms include bloating; chills; constipation; darkened urine; fast heartbeat; fever; indigestion; loss of appetite; pains in stomach, side, or back;... Read more »
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Nutrition

...very important when you have HIV. Extra water can reduce the side effects of medications. It can help you avoid a dry mouth and constipation. Remember that drinking tea, coffee, colas, chocolate, or alcohol can actually make you lose body liquid.... Read more »
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...still having symptoms having brown plaque on tongue cannot go to the mouth room severe constipation having numbness in in hands insomina sleep apnea swollen eye lids constant grumbling in stomach swollen saliva gland ears still Read more »