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Epzicom Dosing

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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

... What Is Epzicom? Who Should Take Epzicom? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Epzicom Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Epzicom React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to
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Epzicom + Reyataz + Norvir every 24 hours

Hello,I've been with Truvada + Reyataz + Norvir for a little more than a year. My blood results are great (CD4 > 600 VL: < 50).I did not have any side effect except that I have lots of trouble to sleep: I wake up at night, sleep very light and wake...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Both Epzicom (Kivexa) and Truvada are readily dosed once-daily; there should be no problem taking your medicine between 0500 and 1000 AM daily.Let Read more »

Kaletra / Epzicom - Would like holiday from Epzicom

My CD4 hovers around 400. Viral load undetectable for three years. Take Kaletra and Epzicom, no other medications. Experiencing some fatigue for a couple of years now. I know one common side effect of Epzicom can be fatigue. Would like to take a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fatigue is not that common with Epzicom compared to other drugs and is common in general population so hard to pin down if Epzicom is primary cause. Switch to alterantive Read more »

Switching to Epzicom

I have been undetectable and feeling great for over 5 years now by taking Trizivir and Viramune (along with Androgel) - one tab each twice a day. My doctor suggests that I switch to Epzicom, Viramune, and Vireadonce a day so I will no longer be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...nucleoside with the NNRTI. Given this, it wouldn't be unreasonable to switch from AZT/3TC/abacavir (Trizivir) to 3TC/abacavir (Epzicom, Kivexa) I wouldn't add tenofovir (Viread) to the mix because of the above point and because of studies that... Read more »

Split Epzicom in Half?

Hello,Im a 52 year old mom positive since 1988.The past 5 years Ive taken Trizivir and Viramune. I changed to Epzicom and Viramune 28 days ago. My hope was to reduce the severe fatigue I suffered while on Trizivir and Viramune by taking AZT out of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...I would not cut the Epzicom pill in half. There can be variablity in the dose in each half that can potentially cause trouble.If you want a symmetrical Read more »
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An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

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

... Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate and lamivudine Brand Name: Epzicom Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudina)

... ¿Qué Es Epzicom? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Epzicom? ¿Qué Sucede con la Resistencia a los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo Se Toma Epzicom? ¿Cuáles Read more »
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Abacavir/Lamivudina (Epzicom)

... --> Brand Name: Epzicom Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa análogo de los nucleósidos El Epzicom es una combinación de Read more »
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New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
...Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

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

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...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 opinion given what I have been told that you are and COULD be... Read more »