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Abacavir Brand Name

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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer Brand Name: Ziagen Other Name(s): FABC, ABC sulfate, Abacavir sulfate, Sulfato de abacavir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Abacavir sulfate, also known as Ziagen or ABC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside
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Sustiva, Truvada and Diarrhea (take 2)

Ok this is the second time I am writing about this problem.My meds - I take Sustiva at night before I go to bed 2 hours after my last meal. I take Truvada in the morning around 10 or so. My status I was diagnosed this past summer. Just two weeks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...meds is causing the diarrhea then a switch to an alternative is often considered (tenofovir can cause diarrhea so switching to abacavir could help and then there is no need for extra meds). One to two standard Os-Cal tablets is often tried for... Read more »


Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...where I have to be active (area manager). Is there anything I can do to prevent the anemia from reoccurring? I am on saquinavir [brand names: Fortovase, Invirase], ritonavir [brand name: Norvir; also known as RTV] and Truvada [generic name:... Read more »

Tenofovir or Abacavir

What is another name for the above HIV/AIDS medication?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tenofovir (= Viread and if combined with FTC=Truvada) while abacavir = Ziagen (if combined with 3TC/lamuvidine= Epzicom). KH Read more »

Re: Starting Therapy - Very Concerned....

Dear Dr Pierone.Many thanks for the excellent work you do.I am imminently commencing therapy with the following labs:CD4 - 10Viral load - 500,000As my CD4 count is so low, and my viral load so high, I am very concerned, and wish to choose the best...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Kivexa is the brand name the combination of Epivir (3TC) and Ziagen (abacavir) and is the same as Epzicom in the United States. Patients that develop Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Abacavir at Last

...Glaxo recommends that patients initiate at least one other new anti-HIV drug along with abacavir. Abacavir, which now has the brand name Ziagen, appears to have exceptional potency in treatment-na├»ve persons but loses effect against HIV with... Read more »

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

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Read more »

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 Read more »
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... Common Name: abacavir sulfate Brand Name: Ziagen Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

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

Posted by Mondo
...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 »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

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