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Generic name: crofelemer


What it does:
Relieves diarrhea that is a side effect of antiretroviral drugs

Traditional dosage:
One 125-mg delayed-release tablet, twice daily, with or without food. Tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Patients should be tested to make sure the diarrhea is not caused by an infection or gastrointestinal disease.

Side effects:
Most serious: upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, cough, flatulence, and increased levels of the liver enzyme bilirubin

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