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Can Reyataz And Epzicom Be Taken Together

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Isentress,reyataz, selzentry ,horrible bladder/ colon/ joint pains

Posted by Ginger35, 1 Reply
Been on the first 2 meds 3 years was having mild cramps and colon problems ocational head acks, then lil over year ago added the selzentry , numbers got better but I started feeling worse , bladder feels like have pee all the time even if don't,... Read more »

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 »
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Epzicom/Reyataz without Norvir Boost

Please help! I'm very confused about MED options -- probably cuz there are many choices, which is actually a good thing, right? I have been POZ for about 2.5 years, but just had to start meds 6 months ago. Been on Atripla, which has been...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am with doc who says try Reyataz, Norvir and Epzicom. You may be surprised at how well this works and it is an easy regimen. If you do not tolerate the Norvir (unlikely at this dose) or get too yellow switch to the higher dose Reyataz and bag... Read more »

Missing Eozicom for 40 hours to have been taken with Norvir and Reyataz

I failed to take Epzicom when I took Norvir and Reyataz, over about 40 hour period, then I immediately reintroduced the Epzicom. My t cells are 450 and my viral load is undetectable; am 66 years old, positive for 18 years...What do you think...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.You're probably going to be fine, though I encourage my patients to either take all of their medicines or none at all. Taking just 1 of the 3 active agents does put you at some risk of developing resistance; especially if... Read more »

Epzicom vs. Truvada with Boosted Reyataz

Because the Viread in Truvada reduces the level of Reyataz in the bloodstream, could it be better to take Epzicom with Reyataz (provided one has had the HLA-B test and is not hypersensitive to Ziagen)? It seems that even with boosted Reyataz, the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.You raise some very cogent points about drug interactions. There aren't any fully powered studies that address this issue. Because of this, the relevancy of the reduction of atazanavir (Reyataz) levels with tenofovir... Read more »

Epzicom/Reyataz/Norvir

How acceptable and prevalent is the combination Epzicom and Reyataz without Norvir? I am currently taking all three. My virus is non-detectable and has been for several years. How does one know if the Norvir is necessary? My doctor is quite...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting.First off, I tend to continue successful treatments in my patients unless there's a compelling reason to switch. When switching, therefore, I'm looking to assess the risks and benefits to the individual for... Read more »
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