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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses
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Combining Lipitor and d4t/3tc?

... d4t/3tc3:30P Crix6:00P Lipitor11:30P Crix/d4t/3tcMy question is, can I combine my Lipitor with the 11:30A d4t/3tc dose?Thanks for your thoughts.S in Los Angeles
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Many cholesterol lowering statins are supposed to be taken in the evening. The logic for this is that the enzyme they inhibit, HMGCoA, does most of its work at night synthesizing cholesterol. The manufacturer of lipitor does not push this as an... Read more »

Neuropathy in legs and 3TC?

I've been positive for probably over 20 years and on meds for 8 years. Currently on atazanavir, abacavir and 3TC once a day, undetectable (for 7+ years) and CD count around 6-700. Had neuropathy when diagnosed in 1996 from HIV which declined on...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...It is highly unlikely that the once daily dose of lamivudine makes any difference in the side effect profile of this drug, which is quite benign to begin with. Over the past 12 years, I Read more »

Insomnia and 3tc

DoctorI am having trouble staying asleep. This started about 4 mths ago after returning from overseas. Initially I thought it was the time change and tried melatonin. That worked for 6 wks only. I understand it could be the 3tc medication. But wht...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tough situation to pin on 3TC given the scenario you described. It would be unusual for 3TC to be the main culprit though it could happen (switching to a Read more »

Combivir totally equivalent to AZT + 3TC?

Is Combivir completely equivalent to taking AZT and 3TC separately? I suppose when taken separately, the proportion could be changed (more of one or the other) whereas the propotion is fixed in Combivir, right? Any other reason why the separate...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...No, combivir has been shown in several studies to be comparable to zidovudine and lamivudine dosed seperately.So, if you are taking zidovudine and lamivudine as part of your antiretroviral regimen, it makes sense to take combivir. Read more »
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Differential Phosphorylation of Zidovudine and Lamivudine (ZDT/3TC) Between Semen and Blood Mononuclear Cells (MCs) in HIV-1-Infected Men

... Differential Phosphorylation of Zidovudine and Lamivudine (ZDT/3TC) Between Semen and Blood Mononuclear Cells (MCs) in HIV-1-Infected Men (Poster 530) Authored by S. Reddy, L. Troiani, Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Combivir (Zidovudine/Lamivudine, AZT/3TC)

... Nombre de Marca: Combivir Nombre Común: zidovudine (AZT) y lamivudine (3TC) Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Trizivir (Zidovudine/Lamivudine/Abacavir, AZT/3TC/ABC)

... Nombre de Marca: Trizivir Nombre Común: abacavir, AZT, y lamivudine Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en inglés) Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Epzicom (Abacavir/Lamivudine, ABC/3TC)

... Nombre de Marca: Epzicom Nombre Común: abacavir sulfate y lamivudine Clase: nucleósido análogo (NRTI) Dosis estándar: Una tableta (600 mg Ziagen/abacavir sulfate y 300 mg Epivir /3TC/ Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...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 may... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...induction/maintenance strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me side effects with these? also is facial lipotrophy a side... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...red blood cell walls - glycophorin A (GPA) - in the blood of children born to women who had been taking both zidovudine and lamivudine (Epivir). They found GPA damage was more likely in the children of mothers who had taken both drugs, and... Read more »