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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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PEP / Combivir Side Effects

Hi Dr. Bob!This is the last you'll hear from "Such an Idiot" before I come back in three months and let you now that everything is fine!So I continued with PEP, Combivir BID. I had my blood tested for kidney and liver function, a follow-up to come...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Such an Idiot,I'm going to hold you to that "this is the last you'll her from me" comment.The AZT component of Combivir is well known to be associated with nausea and lack of appetite. The knee pain is not related. I continue to urge you to... Read more »

Combivir and Viramune Combination - Time for a Switch?

Dear Dr:I have been positive since February 2003. My CD4 is 708 and my viral load has been undetectable since December 2003. I have been taking Combivir and Viramune since April 2003 with no problems except some fatigue. I am concerned about facial...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...developing.If you have developed these problems it is likely that the lipoatrophy is most likely related to the zidovudine (AZT) in combivir. In fact, there is data that some of this will improve if switched to an alternative agent, in... 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 »

Switching from Combivir & Sustiva to Atripla

I have been HIV positive since June of 2001. My CD4 count has always been over 739. When my viral load consistently climbed over a period of a year, my doctor recommended treatment. At the time, my viral load was at just under 20,000. He advised...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...the development of potential toxicity. Although not everyone develops the prominent veins while taking zidovudine (as part of Combivir), it certainly can occur and this would be a reasonable excuse to consider a change. With regards to the... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Combivir

... 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 »
InfoRed SIDA

Combivir (Zidovudina + Lamivudina)

... ¿Qué Es Combivir? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Combivir? ¿Qué Sucede con la Resistencia a Los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo Se Toma Combivir? ¿Cuáles Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Counterfeit Drugs: Check Combivir, Serostim, Epogen

...pharmaceutical manufacturers and the FDA havebeen warning medical professionals and patients about wronglylabeled or counterfeit drugs. Combivir: On May 10, GlaxoSmithKline announced that it hadreceived four reports of bottles labeled as... 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 »

Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
...have side effects, some dont. My intention here is to reach out to anyone who has tried or is currenlty trying the regimen of Combivir & Kaletra - how does it work for you ? I know combivir contains the dreaded AZT, but i have read accounts... Read more »