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Viracept And Diarrhea

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Viracept Diarrhea and Imodium AD

I have been having diarrhea and audible stomach growling ever since I started taking Viracept approximately 8 months ago. The side effects have not gone away or even lessened. The only remedy that works is Imodium AD, but I am not sure if it can...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You might want to try taking the Immodium AD an hour before your Viracept dose on a regular basis for several weeks. Then , you can try to decrease the Immodium by dropping one of the Immodium doses (I have many patients who just take -- let's... Read more »

In response to Viracept Diarrhea

Dear Dr, Just wanted to comment on the person who was trying to work Immodium into their daily... Read more »

Viracept-induced diarrhea: Nuisance or Harmful?

6 months ago my partner started on Fortovase/3TC/D4t, regimen was intensified/adjusted after 3... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


What Is Diarrhea? Is Diarrhea Dangerous? What Causes Diarrhea? How Do I Know What Is Causing My Diarrhea? How Is Diarrhea Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and volume of... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Treatment Briefs

Nelfinavir: Twice Daily Use and New Formulation Nelfinavir (Viracept), Agouron's protease inhibitor that was initially approved at a dose of 750 mg (three 250 mg tablets) three times each day, has become easier to take. Late in 1999, the FDA... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


Brand name: Viracept Generic name: nelfinavir, or NFV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $919.44/month for 250 and 625 mg tablets Standard Dose: 1,250 mg taken... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Information About Viracept

Viracept (nelfinavir mesylate) is a protease inhibitor antiretroviral medicine used in combination with other anti-HIV medications to treat infection with HIV. It is approved for use in adults and in children older than 2 years of age who are... Read more »
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does anyone else have a trouble with Viracept

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm 25 I have been living with HIV since June 5th 2001. I've been taking Trizivir and Viracept for the past 4 months. The side effects have been a major pain I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come!!

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Viracept GI help

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone had any luck with anything that will help with the Viracept-related diarreah, gas and bloating? Any help would be appreciated.

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Viracept and Combivir for 10 years?

Posted by flyboy101, 2 Replies
I have a questions. I have been positive for 15 years. Have been on Viracept and Combivir for 10 years and my Tcells are over 1400 and non detectable virial load for 10 years. I just read Dr. Wohl's post reguarding a person's questions about... Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it?



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