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Chemical Formula Of Epivir

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...occurred when Epivir was discontinued. These patients should be closely monitored by their physician. Epivir is also available combined with Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT), called Combivir (one tablet twice a day); in a once-daily formula with Ziagen (Epzicom, one tablet daily); and in a triple combination with both Retrovir and Ziagen (Trizivir, one tablet twice a day). Please see package insert for more complete potential side effects and...
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Help with Diarrhea

My partner has been on numerous regimins and shows fairly virulent resistance to meds. For the past regimins he has had diarrhea fairly often and just "dealt" with it. From about March to June he was on T-20 (Fuzeon) and a study med Trapinovir (sp?)...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Often a lactose intolerance develops in this setting. Numerous narcotics can decrease stools. I was not aware that Normal Stool Formula wasn't available anymore-that has been helpful in some patients. Sometimes calcium supplements or oat bran... Read more »

Emtriva versus Epivir

Is there any real difference between the two other then the manufacturer that makes them?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Sure, there are subtle differences between FTC (Emtriva) and 3TC (Epivir). Both drugs are quite similar in chemical structure and side effect profile. Indeed, they really only differ by an atom. Both drugs are generally... Read more »


Is there any name of Epivir?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Epivir is lamivudine or 3TC. This medication is a component of the coformulated medications Combivir, Trizivir and Epzicom (Kivexa). 3TC is also found in several generic coformulations in resource-limited Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Zerit vs. Sustiva/Epivir/Zerit

I have been positive for 3 years and doing well. Undetectable viral load, t-cells around 600. I started meds with Epivir/Zerit/Viracept and recently dropped the Viracept for Sustiva. I was told that the Viracept was the cause of the fat pad that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Switching to Sustiva "saves" the protease class for later use and can be a part of a long-term treatment plan. Your current regimen still can cause fat problems (all 3 meds) and generally the fat pads haven't gotten better on your current meds. ... Read more »

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. A different formulation of lamivudine has been approved for people with hepatitis B. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epzicom's famed for its tolerability. Ziagen by itself is FDA approved for either once-daily or twice-daily dosing. The once-daily formula in Epzicom was found to leave the same amount of Ziagen in the blood over 24 hours (bioequivalency) as Ziagen... Read more »
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...combinations Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) in 2004, and Atripla (tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz) in 2006. This antiretroviral is chemically and clinically very similar to 3TC and thus is often considered interchangeable in any regimen in... Read more »
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Shortness of breath

Posted by garret99
...Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that is using stochrine,epivir and doc removed one of my meds and replaced it with the epivir. After 3 months my cd4 count went from 155 to Read more »

HIV+ & Chemical Dependancy Treatment in MN

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
...of you know, my boyfriend is poz and I am neg. He and I are having some problems right now and are looking for help. Help on chemical dependancy issues for both of us. We are looking for something either in the Twin Cities Metro area, or the... Read more »

Irans Breakthrough expected to be announced soon??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...some other virus-oriented infections. "A new theory was sponsored in the past five years to invent a formula with herbal and chemical materials to help treat patients who are suffering from weak immunity system. An extensive team comprised of... Read more »

Epivir/hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have just stated taking Epivir and have noticed that my hair (on my head) is coming out slowly. I have read that hair loss is a rare side effect. My doctor Read more »