Crofelemer is used to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients who are taking medicines to treat HIV infection. This medication may reduce the number of watery stools you have and help you better tolerate your HIV medications. It works by preventing water and minerals from entering into the intestines, causing the stools to be more solid.Crofelemer should not be used to treat diarrhea caused by infections.
How to use Crofelemer Tablet, Delayed Release (Enteric Coated)
Take crofelemer by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily.
Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush or chew the tablets.
Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
It may take up to several months before you get the full benefit of this drug. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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