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Abacavir Side Effects

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I have been on combivir and Abacavir for 8 weeks now and I am still experiencing some side effects. My nails have darkened and I developed some rash on my face, back, breasts and hands with itches especially at night. I was given diprobase cream...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...are in the skin - and these need to be directly treated if that is the case.Now, a rash in the first few months after starting abacavir/ziagen has particular significance - since there can an allergic reaction to that medication - so that if... Read more »

Side effects Atripla vs. (Abacavir + Lamivudine + Efavirenz)?

Hello,I am an international student currently studying in the United States but that may eventually... Read more »

Switching treatment

I look horrible, with small arms, veiny legs, small thighs and bums. I have been taking viramune,... Read more »
The Body PRO

Clinical Risk Factors for Hypersensitivity Reactions to Abacavir: Side Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy

...constructed. For the multivariable analysis, a stepwise selection procedure was employed. Model 1 maximized the number of subjects considered for the model while Model 2 maximized the number of factors to be considered. Overall, 503 of the 8,038... Read more »

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...genetic marker for the hypersensitivity reaction to abacavir sulfate, should not take abacavir in any form. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, abacavir sulfate can cause some serious unwanted effects. In some individuals,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

... What Is Abacavir? Who Should Take Abacavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Abacavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Reaction How Does Abacavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Abacavir? Abacavir (Ziagen)... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...What Is Trizivir? Who Should Take Trizivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Trizivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Trizivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...[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 have. Cheers Mondo Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...Abacavir. Everything you have said makes perfect sence to me my soar legged friend! Going back on Abacavir knowing the side effects are an absolute NO. People have died because they kept on the medication and thats why it is so closely... Read more »

Jackie Blue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Jackie what side effects has the abacavir caused? Pray tell. Read more »

sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello everyone!! I am a 36 year old man who has been HIV + for about 12 years. I have been on long term "cocktail therapy" (Crixivan /Combivir) for almost 3 years. My CD4 counts have risen from an all time low of 65... Read more »