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Jaguar Health Subsidiary Napo Pharmaceuticals Sponsors Episode of The Gayly Dose Focused on HIV-related Diarrhea
More than half of people living with HIV experience chronic, or long-term, diarrhea that is serious enough to negatively impact their quality of life
"We are very grateful to The Gayly Dose for raising awareness about HIV-related diarrhea on such an important day, World AIDS Day," said
Mytesi is a non-opiate, plant-based, chloride ion channel modulating antidiarrheal drug and the only oral plant-based prescription medicine approved under FDA Botanical Guidance. Mytesi has a novel mechanism of action that works locally in the gut by gently and effectively modulating and normalizing the flow of water and electrolytes with minimal systemic absorption.
The Gayly Dose is a smart and engaging podcast for LGBTQ+ people. By exploring provocative topics and engaging with thought-provoking guests, the mission of The Gayly Dose is to build a platform - featuring open, honest, and interesting conversations - encouraging a more authentic and connected LGBTQ+ community.
Crofelemer is a novel, oral plant-based medicine purified from the red bark sap, also referred to as "dragon's blood," of the medicinal Croton lechleri tree in the Amazon Rainforest.
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Mytesi (crofelemer) is an antidiarrheal indicated for the symptomatic relief of noninfectious diarrhea in adult patients with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Mytesi is not indicated for the treatment of infectious diarrhea. Rule out infectious etiologies of diarrhea before starting Mytesi. If infectious etiologies are not considered, there is a risk that patients with infectious etiologies will not receive the appropriate therapy and their disease may worsen. In clinical studies, the most common adverse reactions occurring at a rate greater than placebo were upper respiratory tract infection (5.7%), bronchitis (3.9%), cough (3.5%), flatulence (3.1%), and increased bilirubin (3.1%).
See full Prescribing Information at Mytesi.com. Crofelemer, the active ingredient in Mytesi, is a botanical (plant-based) drug extracted and purified from the red bark sap of the medicinal Croton lechleri tree in the Amazon rainforest. Napo has established a sustainable harvesting program for crofelemer to ensure a high degree of quality and ecological integrity.
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1 Dikman AE, Schonfeld E, Srisarajivakul NC, et al. Human immunodeficiency virus-associated diarrhea: still an issue in the era of antiretroviral therapy. Dig Dis Sci. 2015;60:2236-2245. doi:10.1007/s10620-015-3615-y