Adverse Reaction To 3TC
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University of Chicago HospitalsThank you for this report. The antiviral effects and resistance characteristics of emtricitabine (FTC) and lamivudine (3TC) are comparable, and both have appeared to be very well tolerated in clinical trials to date. The main difference is... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillI would switch and I recommend this to my patients. The data demonstrate no significant differences in effectiveness between 3TC and FTC and I have yet to see any problems with side effects to FTC.In the spirit of full disclosure, you should know... Read more »
Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeSome switch studies indicate that this change is OK, but I would only consider it if (1) your viral load was less than 100,000 copies/mL at baseline and is less than 50 copies/mL on the current regimen and (2) you have never been on AZT. In... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineWhether she can tolerated abacavir depends partly on what was the nature of the symptoms experienced when first started. If the symptoms were suggestive of the hypersensitivity reaction then re-exposure/use of abacavir is strongly not recommended.... Read more »
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Posted by MondoIs 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 you... Read more »
Posted by MikeInPhilly2, 1 ReplyHello All,
I was diagnosed HIV + on July 5th, 2011.
My doctor and I decided to move immediately and aggressively against the virus and she prescribed Atripla.
I did OK for the first week or so. Then I broke out in a rash that while not very sightly,... Read more »
Posted by midwestguy143, 2 RepliesI tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, I've gotten used to the... Read more »
Posted by TRex, 2 RepliesHas anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with another... Read more »
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