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Combivir Classification

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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

... What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Combivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs
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Meds Question

Hi Doc:I contracted HIV 9.5 years ago from heterosexual intercourse with my current boyfriend (I guess when you've been together for almost a decade, he's probably more than my boyfriend, but.. oh well). I became pregnant early on and was placed on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...class!)If your CD4 counts have now fallen to the point antiretroviral therapy is recommended (CD4 count in the 250-350 range), Combivir alone would not be recommended. Combivir is a combination of two drugs (AZT and 3TC) from the same class... Read more »

Reviving the combivir: started meds during ARS combivir want to stop- can i?

Hi Dr. Bob, I started combivir during ARS - i have been taking only combivir for about 33 days now- and dna pcr indicated the virus. I was wondering if i stop meds now- will i automatically become resistant to combivir- is there a way i can stop to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed you are HIV positive and have been started on an antiretroviral medication regimen, I would assume it contains more than Combivir, as this two-drug combination on its own would not be considered an effective or recommended treatment. Why... Read more »

Classification of HIV meds

I am currently researching on my own some of the different medications out there for people with HIV. However, I am becoming a little confused about the different classifications. I do know that Haart drugs are NNRTIs, NRTIs, PI, Fusion Inhibitors...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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zoloft and kaletra/combivir .are they safe togrther?

i am takeingkaletra and it safeto mix?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Yes, Kaletra and Combivir are safe to take along with Zoloft, which is an antidepressant that is safe when combined with most other drugs. Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Combo Drug Common Name: zidovudine (AZT) and lamivudine (3TC) Brand Name: Combivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »

An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Combivir Other Name(s): Lamivudina/ zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Combivir, is a combination Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...provider knows if you have had kidney problems: your dose of lamivudine may need to be lowered. Lamivudine is also available in Combivir, Trizivir and Epzicom. Combivir contains AZT and lamivudine. Trizivir contains AZT, lamivudine, and abacavir.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

...medication in a single pill. These combinations are referred to as fixed-dose combinations, or FDCs. The first FDC to treat HIV was Combivir by ViiV Healthcare. Combivir contains two nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This was... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Anyone on Combivir having difficulty affording it

Posted by dj1979
...I have "extra" Combivir - due to a pharmacy error - PM me if you want more details. Read more »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Read more »