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Crofelemer

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AIDS InfoNet

Diarrhea

...macaroni or noodles boiled eggs oatmeal mashed potatoes yogurt (This is a dairy product, but it's partially "digested" by the bacteria used to make it.) 2. Drug Treatments : A new treatment for HIV-associated diarrhea is crofelemer. It is in a Phase III trial (see Fact Sheet 105 .) Different medications are used to treat different types of diarrhea. Your health care provider may not be able to prescribe a medication without some idea...
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HIV meds and IBS

I've been having IBS-D for a few months now. I can't figure out if my meds (Lexiva, truvada, Norvir) or if I have IBS-D? (my VL is 68, CD4 377) I've tried diet and every most other remedy (fasting, peppermint, calcium, psyllium) I went as far as a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Some people manage their diarrhea with medications such as imodium or lomotil. There is a clinical trial for a new medication: crofelemer, which may help with diarrhea. Their website is: http://www.adventstudy.com. If antimotility medications... Read more »

Imodium and Kaletra

Nelson, I am currently taking Kaletra plus Truvada and my T cells have gone up from 60 to 320 in 3 years while my viral load is undectable, but my gut has always been a problem (diarrhea and bloating at least twice a week). I am not losing weight...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...acidophilus that may help some (calcium should not be taken with meds , though)There is currently a study of a plant extract (Crofelemer) that is enrolling if you want to try that out so that you do not have to switch medications. Go to... Read more »

Recently positive

I have a couple of questions to ask. I just found out in march that i was HIV positive. been to my doctor twice, and do not need medications as of now. I have another appointment coming up in july. I have been have constant diharea.. like 5 to 7...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...diarrhea is available at http://img.thebody.com/thebody/2007/gut.pdf#page=6. There is a study of a new anti-diarrhea treatment (crofelemer) for people with HIV: http://www.adventstudy.com/You can work in the food industry if you do not have an... Read more »
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ACRIA and GMHC

ACRIA Trials in Progress

...juice or placebo juice daily for 10 to 18 weeks to study its effect on the heart, quality of life, and HIV viral load. Crofelemer for Diarrhea People 18 and older who have persistent diarrhea will take crofelemer (a new anti-diarrhea drug)... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

ACRIA Trials in Progress

... Pomegranate Juice Ibalizumab Intelence Crofelemer for Diarrhea Isentress in Pregnant Women Pomegranate Juice People who have not taken HIV meds for at least 90 days will...other HIV drugs. Intelence People who have taken... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

ACRIA Trials in Progress

... Pomegranate Juice Ibalizumab Crofelemer for Diarrhea Intelence Isentress in Pregnant Women Pomegranate Juice People who have not taken HIV meds for at least...monoclonal antibody designed to block HIV entry into CD44 cells)... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

ACRIA Trials in Progress

... Crofelemer for Diarrhea Avandia and Serostim KP-1461 SPRING: Aptivus in Diverse Populations IMPACT: Reyataz Resistance Prezista... Dosing Crofelemer for Diarrhea People 18 and older who have persistent diarrhea will... Read more »