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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 fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called Kivexa. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR...
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Truvada or Kivexa

HelloI started treatment 3 years ago and during that time went from a Sustiva/Truvada regime to Sustiva/Kivexa due to suspected kidney problems.We have now established Truvada had nothing to do with this and am able to switch back.My question is...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question which hits at an issue that is very controversial at this time.You have to weigh the risks and benefits of each medication:For truvada: if your kidney function is back to normal then it is true that the risk to switch back... Read more »

myelofibrosis...switched to kivexa from trizivir...

Is switching from Trizivir + Sustiva to Kivexa+ Sustiva likely to reverse idiopathic myelofibrosis severe enough to warrant transfusions? Also, if both of these meds (which are taken once a day) were missed for three nights straight, how likely is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The cause of idiopathic myelofibrosis is unknown. In fact that's what the term "idiopathic" means! Changing antiretroviral medication regimens is not a treatment for myelofibrosis, nor would it be expected to alter its course. That said, I do... Read more »

my regimen

I took Viramune+Ziagen+Epivir for more than a year, and took them twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Recently my doctor gave me Kivexa. When is correct to take the Kivexa pill, in the morning with the Viramune in a twice a day regimen,...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Kivexa (Epzicom) is a combination of Ziagen (abacavir) and Epivir (3TC, lamivudine). Your doctor is right by changing your Ziagen + Epivir to a coformulation of these two pills that is easier to take with less pill burden. Kivexa, like its... Read more »

Side effects Stocrin & Kivexa

Hi,What are the side effects with Stocrin and Kivexa? Any loss of weight in face or body ? Is there a danger changing medical treatment often ?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Stocrin (Sustiva, efavirenz) and Kixeva (Epzicom, Epivir + Ziagen) is not known as a high-risk regimen for producing facial lipoatrophy. In fact, some studies have shown improvement in lipoatrophy when either d4T or AZT is changed to Ziagen.... 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 Epzicom is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs:... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

About This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file... Read more »
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Amprenavir (Agenerase)

What Is Amprenavir? Amprenavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Agenerase ® . It was manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Manufacture of amprenavir was discontinued in October 2007. It is being replaced... Read more »
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Protease Inhibitors in Development

Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

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

Posted by Mondo
Is 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 »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
Hi to all I would like to introduce myself. I am a 55 year old Male living in Australia. I was diagnosed early 2008 which makes me a relatively new addition to the HIV family. I am currently not working and have not since my diagnosis. I would like... Read more »

Up Date 3yrs on ''23 and just got tested''

Posted by xxaustin, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, Not sure what made me come back or decide to do this, guess an update - at a low point again - help again! When I was first diagnosed over 3yrs ago I was at a low point in my life and was not sure what to do or what was going to happen... Read more »