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Can Sustiva And Epzicom Be Taken Together

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Ask the Experts

epzicom/sustiva or combivir/sustiva

Hi Dr. Young! I am 37, have been HIV positive for about 2 years and had continuously drop in cd4 cells, now 345 and my doctor wants me to start treatment. He offers 2 possible treatment epzicom(here kivexa)/sustiva(here stocrin) or combivir/sustiva...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...your willing and able to be adherent to medications, with a CD4 count around 350, it would be best to consider treatment.Both Epzicom (Kivexa) and Combivir are alternatively-recommended NRTI components to treatment according to US treatment... Read more »

Sustiva+Epzicom in one pill?

Hi Dr. DeJesus, I currently switched from Atripla to Sustiva+Epzicom due to increasing liver/kidney... Read more »

Does Sustiva + Epzicom cause facial wasting?

I just recently switched from Atripla to Sustiva+Epzicom and am concerned about facial wasting. I... Read more »
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The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...old and have been HIV positive for about two years. My doctor wants me to start treatment. He gave me two choices: Epzicom + Sustiva (efavirenz, Stocrin) or Combivir (AZT/3TC) + Sustiva. I have no liver or kidney issues. Which of these regimens... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Truvada

...the drugs contained in Truvada -- Viread and Emtriva. Do not take with Emtriva, Viread, Atripla, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Combivir, Epzicom, or Trizivir, since all or part of these medications are already in Truvada or have equivalent medications. The... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

...non-nucleoside analog (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, NNRTI or non-nuke) Standard dose: One tablet (Sustiva [600 mg] and Truvada [200 mg Emtriva and 300 mg Viread]), once a day, on an empty stomach or with a light,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...effectiveness or more side effects. Alternativeregimens include: NNRTI-based regimens Sustiva (efavirenz) and Epzicom (abacavir + lamivudine) or Combivir Viramune (nevirapine) and Combivir ... Read more »
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depression

Posted by dElle, 6 Replies
...wanted to get some feedback on anyone who is taking antidepressants. I have been + for over 3 years and am taking Epzicom and Sustiva. HIV has not taken over my life and I am fairly well adjusted (numbers are great too). As of late I feel like... Read more »

SUSTIVA and mental issues

Posted by LivingExample
...Just wondering if anyone else was taking Sustiva/Epzicom or Sustiva and something else and experienced extreme social anxiety issues as well as depression and fatigue. The first year Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...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 on the Epzicom part of the study. I feel and this is only my opinion given what I have been told that you are and COULD be... Read more »

Back on Meds--Almost

Posted by Blixer, 6 Replies
...Well my doctor determined that he thinks my problem was with the Abacavir in the Epzicom. So he gave me two options. Replace the abacavir with Videx and leave everything else the same or also drop the Sustiva and Read more »