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I Have Hiv Can I Take Epivir

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Epivir

...AWP: $432.16 / month for 300 mg tablets, $115.33/ month for 240 ml bottle Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: This remains one of the most easily tolerated HIV medications. Side effects (rarely seen) may include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, hair loss, insomnia, malaise (general ill feeling), nasal symptoms, cough, peripheral neuropathy, low white...
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How many antivirals are needed?

My doctor recently put me on acyclovir & is considering adding Epivir. I'm wondering if there are instances where only 2 antivirals are used instead of three to keep viral load in check? Most of the literature i've read seems to infer that there's...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.What??Acyclovir is a medication used to treat herpes virus, not HIV. Epivir (3TC, part of Combivir and Trizivir) is an HIV medication (also used to treat hepatitis B).Under no circumstances should Read more »

herbal meds with hiv meds

Is it harmful to take the herbal pills grape seed extract and blood pure blf with my hiv meds. The hiv meds i take are viread, kaletra, epivir, and zidovudine?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...extract can interact with some blood thinning medications but I haven't seen anything published regarding interaction with your HIV medications. I have had some patients taking regimens similar to your and grape seen extract without any... Read more »

epivir and drug resistance tests unreliable for naive docs

yrs. ago i had a doctor who gave me a pheno-geno type test to see what drugs i was resistant to. Epivir, my favorite HIV drug came out showing i was resistant to it. My doc at that time said Pay no attention to that. It's like being a false...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The main mutation associated with 3TC resistance (M184V) has some special properties. It alters the activity of the HIV reverse transcriptase making it work somewhat more accurately but slower. Hence viral replication is slowed. It also can... Read more »

side effects Epivir &Retrvior (spelling?)

I had asked you about side effects of the anti HIV cocktail of the two meds mentioned and what I have gone though. You told e to see a gasterrologist, which the top ones I havebeen seeing don't specialized in this field.You gave me a run-around...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Epivir and Retrovir (? if that is what you mean) are often used for HIV prevention (often in the combined pill Combivir). Since those 2 drugs alone are clearly less potent and more prone to both resistance Read more »
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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lamivudine was approved by the FDA on November 17, 1995, for use in combination with other... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted into... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...Effects? 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... Read more »
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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...An editorial in my local paper bemoaned that the writer was saddened that his friend died of AIDS in 1994 just before the advent of drugs that would have allowed him to lead a long and healthy life. The editorial advocated Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...are a nuisance, but they are amazing! Stay on them. Treat yourself well. Your body will return. I am confident I wont die of AIDS anymore. I'll probably have a heartattack from all the crap I eat long before that! LOL And also my doctor is... Read more »

Failed a Urinalysis

Posted by SDNavy, 4 Replies
...my meds can make me fail. I supposedly had 'methamphetamine in my system. The meds I am on are as follows: Atazanavir Norvir Epivir Viread Septra DS Azithromycin If anyone knows anything about this, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Tim Read more »