What is the role of crofelemer in the treatment of HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In December 2012, the FDA approved crofelemer for the relief of diarrhea in patients with HIV/AIDS who are undergoing antiretroviral therapy. [9] However, before patients are treated with this drug, they should be properly tested to confirm that the diarrhea is not caused by an infection or a gastrointestinal (GI) disease.


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