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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Lamivudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), severe liver problems, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) in children at risk for pancreatitis. Contact your health care...
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Sustiva (EFV) and Combivir (AZT/3TC) Timing

This question may sound silly but I must admit that I am all about convenience.... and I dont think there's a better regimen than the one Im on... A NRTI and NNRTI - Thank God I dont have to deal with the side effects of Protease Inhibitors....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The issue is separating the Combivir by closer to 12 hours. I would consider taking the first dose of Combivir each day close to the noon hour. The AZT is not a particulary good once a day type of drug-3TC can be taken all at once so another... Read more »

Sustiva (EFV) and Combivir (AZT/3TC) Timing

This question may sound silly but I must admit that I am all about convenience.... and I dont think there's a better regimen than the one I'm on... A NRTI and NNRTI - Thank God I don't have to deal with the side effects of protease...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This may be a bit close together, especially for the AZT part of the Combivir. I usually like to give the AZT doses 10-14 hours apart (2 hours each side of the 12 hours). The generally lousy feeling may be the AZT, and you might try spreading the... Read more »

Sustiva (EFV) and Combivir (AZT/3TC) Timing

This question may sound silly but I must admit that I am all about convenience.... and I dont think there's a better regimen than the one Im on... A NRTI and NNRTI - Thank God I dont have to deal with the side effects of Protease...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I would suggest that you take the CBV later in the day, i.e. aroundlunch (1pm), to avoid the chance that the morning symptoms are related to higher blood levels of AZT, and leave the evening dose alone (i.e. 1am). AZT toxicity includes nausea,... Read more »

3TC/AZT to 3TC/TDF to 3TC/AZT again

Hi,Here in the Philippines, some treatment hubs are experiencing shortage in Tenofovir meds.In effect, those who experienced incompatibility with Zidovudine (AZT) and were switched to Tenofovir (TDF) had to switch back to AZT. What are the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello thank you for posting from the Philippines.As long as there has been no issues with virologic failure or drug resistance, there should be no problem switching from one medication to another and back again. Of course be mindful that switching... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail?
I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you... Read more »

Light sleeping / no sleeping / endless dreaming

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I'm on EFV, 3TC, & TDF (Efavirenz, Lamivudine, & Tenofovir). All taken at the same time, just before bed.

I either sleep so lightly that any movement or sound from my partner wakes me up; or I lie there for two to four hours not sleeping at... Read more »

viread

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone switched or is using viread? If so, how long and any adverse side effects? I've had problems with pretty much all nukes except 3tc and wanted to see if this drug was similar?

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i have been positive since 1989...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've been positive since 1989 and refused to participate in any
therapies until 2 years ago. I began Crixie-AZT-3TC therapy and
would like to share my results.

Well, to sum it up, my T4s went from 7 to 300, and my viral load
from 400,000 to... Read more »