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Ziagen Dosages

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...combined with other antiretroviral drugs in single tablet form. Abacavir and lamivudine are available in a single tablet called Epzicom. Abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine are available in a single tablet called Trizivir. Dosage Form/Administration Abacavir sulfate comes in tablet and liquid form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily Dose The recommended dosage of abacavir sulfate for adults is 300 mg twice a day. For children...
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Is My Doctor "With It"? II-Followup

Thank you for responding so promptly! Yes, I was mistaken about the ziagen (abacavir) dosage ... it is 300 mg (one tablet) one time a day [not the 200 mg. I wrote] my vl wasn't "that" high .... about 23,000. Thank you again>
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Oh Oh one more clarification...the usual ziagen dose is 300 mg twice daily or 600 mg (2 tabs) once daily.Joe Read more »

Ziagen,Emtriva and Reyataz

Dear Dr. Frascino,Any thoughts on the combination Ziagen, Emtriva and Reyataz. I have been on Truvada, Norvir and Reyataz for the last 8 months and am having some diarrhea from it. I had the Ziagen blood test and it came back negative so should be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...competent HIV specialist physician to evaluate your symptoms (not all diarrhea in HIVers is caused by their meds!) and to discuss dosage modification (this can be tricky) or a switch in therapy (which in turn may well have its own set of... Read more »

hight cholesterol an triglicerides statins and reaction

I have high cholesterol and trigliderides my doctor gave me lipitor and zetia, I take sustiva ziagen and lexiva. Is there some interaction with my treatment or they are safe. thanks
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...regimen. Yet we still use Lipitor in conjunction with protease inhibitors, but start with a lower dose and slowly increase the dosage if necessary. Thanks for posting and best of luck to you! Read more »

Kidney problems

Dear Dr. Pierone, I am scheduled to have a nephrectomy of the left kidney this Monday. This is due to obstucted kidney from the narrowing of ureter as it joins renal pelvis. After a severe infection of the complete UT last year I learned that I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. There are many people who survive and thrive with only one kidney so this should not be a problem for you. Your kidney specialist may have specific recommendations for you based on your overall medical situation. But... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Ziagen 300 mg Scored Tablet Facilitates Pediatric Treatment of Infection With HIV

... On December 19, FDA approved Ziagen (abacavir) 300 mg scored tablets with corresponding dosing information for pediatric patients weighing 14 kg or more using the Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...Trizivir.Trizivir does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Trizivir comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily Dose The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...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.... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

...Epzicom does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Epzicom comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily Dose The... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

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...be considered. Before this complex regimen is started, the patient should be counseled that interrupting therapy or reducing dosages can lead to viral resistance that is not reversible. Every effort should be made to choose a regimen that is... Read more »

new drug...ziagen

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Just watched the news and the FDA has just approved a new drug (Ziagen). They say the Ziagen is one pill taken twice a day and is usually taken with AZT. What a tremendous Read more »

swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Im 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune. Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Read more »