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Table of Contents Introduction Nucleoside and Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) Integrase Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors (PIs) Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Combination Pills Introduction The number of drugs available to fight HIV keeps growing. This is good news,but...
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Bowel changes- constipation

I know so many of the antivirals cause diareaha,but are any particularly noted for constipation?I've always had no probleems in that area and I recently switched my regime and my bathroom habit has changed conserably(my whole abdomen is hard...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'm not aware of any HIV medications that cause constipation. It might be that you've gotten accustomed to having loose stools (perhaps caused by a PI?); now that you're not having this effect, the net change might seem more... Read more »

Bladder infection/constipation

10 year HIV+ male, 39, CD4 constant at 210-250 range, undetectable viral load, history of anal warts with three operations. The after the last operation in Sept 2002, male started to experience UTI, tested positive to 10 different kinds of bateria...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Remeron can cause constipation and a sense of having urinary frequency which can mimic a UTI. Trying to avoid antibiotics to allow normal bacteria to return (? yogurt diet for a while) helps some patients in your situation. Flomax can help the... Read more »

How can I control major constipation?

Hello I am on Reyataz, Epivir and Ziagen. Also I take Effexor, Wellbutrin, Provigil and Seroquel. obviously for depression. My doctor has prescribed Colace. I take one at night and one in the morning with my meds. I also take an Exlax every other...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You are on a significant amount of mental health type meds. Seroquel, wellbutrin, and effexor all can cause constipation on their own. I suspect being on those 3 meds together is probably additive and would cause greater constipative effects. I... Read more »

How can I control major constipation?

HelloI am on Reyataz, Epivir and Ziagen. Also I take Effexor, Wellbutrin, Provigil and Seroquel. obviously for depression. My doctor has prescribed Colace. I take one at night and one in the morning with my meds. I also take an Exlax every other...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It is not likley at all that your HIV medications are the cause of your constipation. The Effexor, Wellbutrin and Seroquel all cause constipation in 7-10% people who take them individually, and may be more likely to do so all together. You should... Read more »
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