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An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Combivir Other Name(s): 3TC/ZDV Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Combivir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include blood disorders (including severe anemia), lactic acidosis (a buildup of acid in the blood), liver problems, and muscle disorders. Contact your health care...
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mysitis as a result of combivir dose

After the use of 3 doses of combivir for a work related HIV blood splash a severe allergic reaction occured. I do nothave Aids or HIV but Myositis. Cn combivir cause this? I am in pain , weak and can no longer work. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The AZT component of Combivir can cause a myopathy-generally not a myositis. It would be very unusual to occur after just 3 doses. If you are that ill you need to be seen by your primary care physician for further evaluation. KH... Read more »

Combivir + ddl

Dear Dr. WohlI started to treat HIV two months ago when I was detective HIV+ and my CD4 cell count is 170. The initial regimen is only Combivir (2 times a day). When I ask my doctor about drug resistant, he add more ddl to my regimen...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Hi-Combivir is made of 2 drugs AZT+3TC. These 2 drugs alone are not usual care for HIV infection. Studies have shown that adding another drug to these medications increases the chance that the HIV virus in the blood will fall to low levels and... Read more »

trizivir vs combivir

I have been hiv poz for 22 years. Never really been sick. I have been on hiv meds for 15 years and done pretty well with them.I am undetectable and t-cell are 600 I have been on trizivir,norivir and reataz for 3 years and I have had no side effects....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.First off, I'd agree with the general idea of aint' broke, don't fix-- at least unless there were a significant reason to change. That said, the risk of simplifying your regimen is minimal, since were not talking... Read more »

stopping meds sustiva/combivir

Hi,My fiance was diagnosed with hiv 1 year ago. He was put on a regimen of sustiva/combivir. When diagnosed his viral load was 9,000 and cell count was 280. He stopped taking his meds a few months ago approx in Oct 2004. He went to an appointment in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stopping HIV Meds usually results in a return of the HIV Level to pre-treatment levels over several months and a drop in the CD4 cell count. Stopping a Sustiva based regimen runs the risk for resistance. When one of my patients stops meds I... Read more »
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Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
hello All

I am newly diagnosed , and it appears as if i have been infected for a few years without knowing because i have NEVER been sick. My doc reckons treatment should be started soon

I have heard good and bad stories about ALL HIV meds, and i am... Read more »

Combivir only for PEP?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 1 Reply
Hi,

I was prescribed Combivir for a PEP regimen as a precaution following a possible exposure. From what I can gather on the web, Combivir is typically prescribed in tandem with another drug. Was the doctor unwise to prescribe the Combivir only?... Read more »

Viread,Combivir,Keletra:Med. Schedule that ROCKS!!

Posted by Anonymous
My friends,
I discovered a medicine regimen...that included the medicines above...and took a 7k viral load to >50 in a month and a half...as my nurse practitioner is convident in my addhearance to my meds...she allows me to find the most tolerant... Read more »

Starting medication soon combivir/kaletra...

Posted by jimmyinvegas, 3 Replies
Is this a typical start?

combivir
kaletra

Then after 2-3 months he said he would put me on something else. Been positive for about 4 years (never on meds, they are on their way in mail), My current numbers are 528/140,280. Was up at about 690,... Read more »