|Change in Mediation-Epzicom and body fat redistribution.
Mar 22, 2006
Thank you for your very informative response to my question posed on behalf of my friend respecting Epzicom. He has filled the prescription but prior to starting the medication, he read the manufactures' insert which has prompted another question by my friend. The question is with respect to the manufactures' indications of body fat redistribution. Both my friend and I have seen the effects of this phenomenon, in particular, in individuals who have experienced condition known as the "buffalo hump" which is a build-up of body fat at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades. Additionally, there is the concern of loss of body fat in the legs and arms and a build-up viscous or visceral body fat ( fat within the abdominal cavity).
Based upon your experience and knowledge of Epzicom, what is the incidence of body fat redistribution in clinical trials and/or in patients you have treated with Epzicom? How much of a concern is this? It is our understanding is that body fat redistribution has been largely associated with some older or earlier medications, primarily Zerit. Thank you once again for you anticipated response.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
The package inserts for medications contain a lot of info and are required to include most any adverse effect that has been linked to the medication - even if the link is tenuous.
Epzicom is not known to induce the kind of body shape changes you describe. In fact, abacavir (a component of Epzicom) has been a drug people coming off of Zerit change to in order to avoid further fat wasting.
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