Mytesi

(crofelemer)

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Relieves diarrhea in people with HIV.

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Mytesi (crofelemer) relieves diarrhea in people with HIV without interacting with HIV medications, but is brand only so it may be expensive.

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Quick facts about Mytesi
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Doesn't cause constipation like other antidiarrheal medications can.
  • Is a good option if other antidiarrheal medications have not worked for you.
  • You only have to take this medication twice a day. Other antidiarrheal medications could require you to take it 3 to 4 times a day.
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Downsides

  • If you don't have HIV, there are better medicines for your diarrhea.
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How it works

Mytesi (crofelemer) normalizes the flow of water in your intestines to stop dehydration caused by diarrhea.

Quick facts about Mytesi
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Diarrhea in HIV

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Mytesi (crofelemer) for Diarrhea in HIV

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  • Possible side effects
  • Common cold
  • Lung inflammation
  • Cough
  • Gas
  • Raised liver function tests
  • Joint pain
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Risks and Warnings for Mytesi (crofelemer)

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  • Mytesi (crofelemer) is not used to treat diarrhea caused by infections. Taking Mytesi (crofelemer) if your diarrhea is due to a stomach infection, it may make your infection worse. Your doctor will make sure you don't have a stomach or intestinal infection first. If your diarrhea doesn't get better within the first few days of Mytesi (crofelemer), talk to your doctor.

Common concerns from people taking Mytesi (crofelemer)

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Food
  • Eating foods that are easy to digest can help stomach pain. These include bananas, rice, wheat, potatoes, crackers, soup, and boiled vegetables.