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Videx + Zerit??
Jul 9, 2005

I have a question about my current medications? I have been taking Videx, Zerit, and Sustiva for the last 4 years.I have done very well on the medications-I have remained undetectable and have a CD4 count of 415.I have read you should not take Videx with the Zerit.Should I insist to my doctor that I switch the regimen? Thanks

Response from Dr. Pierone

Hello and thanks for posting. You are correct to be concerned with this regimen. Studies have shown greater toxicity with the combination of Videx and Zerit. One of them (or both) should be changed. Better choices would include Viread + Epivir, Ziagen + Epivir (Epzicom), or Viread + Emtriva (Truvada). If these medications are not available in your locale, then a simple switch of Videx for Epivir would be appropriate. I would push this issue with your doctor. Good luck to you.

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