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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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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 »

My Epzicom Side Effects

I recently switched from Atripla to a Sustiva/Epzicom therapy because the Atripla was giving me about 4 hours of diarrhea a day. My doctor tested me for the Epzicom and I found out that I was able to take it. What he failed to tell me was all nasty...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...seem reasonable to search for a better tolerated medication.A switch from tenofovir/FTC (2/3rds of Atripla) to abacavir/3TC (Epzicom, Kivexa) seems entirely appropriate if your doctor thought that one of the former was responsible for the... Read more »

Very concerned about PEP regimen Truvada & Epzicom

Thank you Dr. Bob for your priceless website. I had "receptive anal intercourse with ejaculation" with a promisuous 18-year-old drug user (and high school drop out) of unknown HIV status. I did bleed a little.I know this is one of the most risky...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...convenience of one pill, once per day. Atripla can have side effects, but then again, so do most HIV medications.4. Truvada and Epzicom are not the same medication. Both are combination products: Truvada is tenofovir plus emtricitabine; Epzicom... Read more »

Epzicom Rash

I've been on my medication (Sustiva/Epzicom) for over 4 years and now I'm seeing a red bumpy circular rash on my right shoulder about the size of a silver dollar. Do think is is a reaction to the Epzicom? Do you know what the rash would look like?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A localized rash as you describe would be unlikely to be due the Epzicom. Abacavir rash is generally more generalized than what you describe. KH Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

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 »
AIDSinfo

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 »

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 »

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 »