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Abacavir Dosages

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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...combined with other antiretroviral drugs in single tablet form. Abacavir and lamivudine are available in a single tablet called Epzicom. Abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine are available in a single tablet called Trizivir. Dosage Form/Administration Abacavir sulfate comes in tablet and liquid form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily Dose The recommended dosage of abacavir sulfate for adults is 300 mg twice a day. For children...
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Is My Doctor "With It"? II-Followup

Thank you for responding so promptly! Yes, I was mistaken about the ziagen (abacavir) dosage ... it is 300 mg (one tablet) one time a day [not the 200 mg. I wrote] my vl wasn't "that" high .... about 23,000. Thank you again>
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Oh Oh one more clarification...the usual ziagen dose is 300 mg twice daily or 600 mg (2 tabs) once daily.Joe Read more »

Adjust Abacavir dose with Kaletra?

Is it true that Kaletra will lower blood levels of abacavir? If so, should an adjustment be made to the abacavir dosage? Thanks.
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...There is no dose change of abacavir with Kaletra that I am aware of.In general, Kaletra, a combo PI that contains a small amount of ritonavir, will inhibit the activity Read more »

abacavir

Dear Doctor,How can I find out if the maker of abacavir has any intentions of producing this drug in a higer dosage so that I will be able to take fewer pills. Currently I'm taking 4 in the morning and 4 at night.Thanks
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...drug programs for efavirenz and delaviradine). I am not aware of any plans from GlaxoSmithKline in making higher dose pills of abacavir. By the way, the standard dose of abacavir is 1-300 mg tablet twice a day. Are you really taking 1200 mg of... Read more »

Ziagen,Emtriva and Reyataz

Dear Dr. Frascino,Any thoughts on the combination Ziagen, Emtriva and Reyataz. I have been on Truvada, Norvir and Reyataz for the last 8 months and am having some diarrhea from it. I had the Ziagen blood test and it came back negative so should be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...competent HIV specialist physician to evaluate your symptoms (not all diarrhea in HIVers is caused by their meds!) and to discuss dosage modification (this can be tricky) or a switch in therapy (which in turn may well have its own set of... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

...Epzicom does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Epzicom comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily Dose The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...How Does Epzicom React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...milligrams (mg) of zidovudine, 150 mg of lamivudine, and 300 mg of abacavir. Trizivir can be taken with food, or between meals. The dosage of lamivudine should be reduced for people who weigh less than 50 kilograms (110 pounds). People who... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...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... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...very watchful when I initially got started and had follow up calls to me regarding any problems if in deed I was blinded on the Abacavir. Either I am on it and am fine or I am not on the Epzicom part of the study. I feel and this is only my... Read more »

ESTOY FELIZ,ESTO FUNCIONA

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
HOLA,ME LLAMO CARLOS Y VIVO EN ESPAA {ISLAS CANARIAS}. ME GUSTARIA CONOCER GENTE POSITIVA,PARA HABLAR DE NUESTRO PROBLEMA,DE LAS PASTILLAS Y DE TODO UN POCO. CUANDO ME DIJERON QUE ERA +,HACE 8 MESES NO ME LO PUDE CREER,LA VERDAD ES QUE SUFRI... Read more »