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Aspen Lamzid
Dec 29, 2011

i have been on treament of Aspen Lamzid for 21 days. now i flatulate more, experience partial abdoman pains, feeling nausia, tast the tablets bitterness, my throat feels bitter. i feel bad. what are the dangers of stopping taking the treament after so long?

Response from Dr. McGowan

Lamzid is a generic combination of zidovudine and lamivudine. Nausea is a common side effect, especially at the beginning of therapy. Many people find the symptoms improve over time. These meds would have to be combined with at least one additional medicine to be considered an effective treatment for HIV. I would not recommend using them alone. The danger of stopping would be that the benefit of the medication (suppressing the virus) would be lost and the viral level will rebound back up again. It is not advisable to cut the dose or take it less often due to symptoms, it really has to be all or none.

Joe



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