Lamivudine Side Effects
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineMost patients would do OK if switching from Atripla to efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir (particularly if HLA B5701 negative). The major issue with starting efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir is a higher rate of skin/hypersensitivity issues resulting... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineEmtricitabine may be slightly preferred from HIV standpoint but if more expensive then lamivudine may be a better choice if emtricitabine is more than your budget can handle. Both are good choices in general. KH... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.Lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) and emtricitabine (FTC, Emtriva) are very similar molecules indeed- both often used in combination with other NRTIs, and available in coformulated pills. Overall, the medications are very... Read more »
New York University, School of MedicineI think that is a very rational approach to take lamivudine. There is no more benign medication to take for hepatitis B. There has been over 15 years of experience with lamivudine in pregnancy in HIV patients and it does not seem to be a problem. If... Read more »
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Posted by jenniferdraperAbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »
Posted by mark4586lopez, 2 RepliesHello
Been reading some of the threads here. I'm kinda new to the meds everyone is taking and mentioning here.
May I know what med combination are you taking?
Mine's Lamivudine/Zadovudine and Efavirens. I heard that our first line of meds that we have... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 6 RepliesI'm on EFV, 3TC, & TDF (Efavirenz, Lamivudine, & Tenofovir). All taken at the same time, just before bed.
I either sleep so lightly that any movement or sound from my partner wakes me up; or I lie there for two to four hours not sleeping at... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHas anyone switched or is using viread? If so, how long and any adverse side effects? I've had problems with pretty much all nukes except 3tc and wanted to see if this drug was similar?
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