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New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the Epzicom...nausea, lethargy, and just not "feeling right." Any information... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which).

Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed to the... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
David, I read your Email and brought the PDF forward. Dr. Ben was very watchful when I initially got started and had follow up calls to me regarding any problems if in deed I was blinded on the Abacavir. Either I am on it and am fine or I am not... Read more »

Epzicom + Reyataz?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi.
I have just been diagnosed with a CD4 count of 11, and a viral load of 820,000.
I may start teatment with Epzicom + Reyataz and I wanted to know if anybody else had started with this regimen, or is currently on it, and what they thought of it?
Thank... 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 you... Read more »
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1st time on meds // epzicom and Isentress please help #2

thank you for your reply!! the reason for not using the Truvada is due to there being blood in my urine. this is something that has been there my whole life and has been checked many times.. (my brother and sister both have it as well, just a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and good to hear back from you.For persons who have kidney disease (or significant risks for kidney diesase like family history, hypertension, diabetes), I would agree with your doctor that if suitable alternatives to Truvada (or Atripla)... Read more »

1st time on meds // epzicom and Isentress please help

hi i am a 37 yr male and found out 1 yr 7 months ago i had hiv. my vl around 8k and cd4 count over 450.. so this past october me and my dr's made out minds up for me to start my 1st treatment. witch is epzicom and isentress.. its now january...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Your regimen of abacavir/3TC (Epzicom, Kivexa) and raltegravir (Isentress) would be considered an alternate one in current US guidelines-- there are limited clinical trials data on the combo (compared with the more... Read more »

Itchy Rash from Sustiva and Truvada - Sustiva and Epzicom

I was on Sustiva-Viread-Emtriva for 4 months and was doing great. Then replaced the last two with Truvada and at the same time developed an itchy rash on my torso and arms. After three months I couldn't stand it anymore and the Doc replaced...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In situations like yours I often get help from a dermatologist to make sure that I am not missing some other skin condition other than a drug reaction (also to get help with treating the symptoms). Sustiva may be more likely to cause a rash than... Read more »

Truvada Osteoporosis Switch to Epzicom

I am on Truvada Reyataz and Norvir since 2007 when diagnosed with HIV. My bone density went a little worse now and although still osteopenia stage, I am borderline osteoporosis with my left arm. I want to avoid this from progressing. I am 56 years...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you had a DEXA scan for many areas and only have borderline osteoporosis in one arm that is not a cause for panic. I would have your FRAX score calclulate as well as vitamine D levels (and testosterone if a male). Calcium and vitamin D... 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): ABC/3TC, Abacavir sulfate/Lamivudine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors WARNING: Epzicom can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum or Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum ! Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Adherence | Availability | Side Effects Starting Treatment I am 37 years old... Read more »
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Epzicom (Kivexa, Abacavir + Lamivudina)

¿Qué Es Epzicom? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Epzicom? ¿Qué Sucede con la Resistencia a los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo Se Toma Epzicom? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Secundarios? ¿Cómo Reacciona Epzicom con Otros Medicamentos? ¿Qué Es Epzicom?... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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:... Read more »