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Abacavir + 3TC
Aug 6, 2003

I heard there is going to be an abacavir+3TC pill (all in one) What's the benefits to this and when is this coming?

Response from Dr. Wohl

Glaxo SmithKline is planning on marketing a combined formulation of abacavir and 3TC. The idea here is for these two drugs to become an alternative to the popular Combivir (AZT+3TC). Currently, abacavir is available alone (Ziagen) or as part of Trizivir (AZT+3TC+AZT).

We will see just how this combo pill will fit in. The makers of tenofovir (Viread) are also developing a co-formulation of tenofovir + FTC, a drug that is very similar to 3TC. The stage is being set for a big showdown. Stay tuned. DW



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