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Combivir

Brand name: Combivir Generic name: lamivudine/zidovudine, or 3TC/AZT Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $1,081.70/month Standard Dose: One tablet (150 mg lamivudine/300 mg zidovudine) twice a day (12 hours apart), with or without food, with no dietary restrictions. Take missed dose as...
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generics or just brand names.

Hi Dr. Young,I applaud you for all the great answers you provide to this site. We are all soooo grateful! Keep doing the great work!I am new to the process, and was writing to inquire whether or not generics are sold that are more affordable in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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In the US, there are no generic forms of HIV medications. In some countries, generic HIV medications are available, manufactured in the foreign location. BY... Read more »

Brand name to Generic

right now I am taking Prezista, Norvir and Truvada. I will be moving to a developing country for a year and my HIV regimen might change to generic meds. Should I be concerned? Will the generic meds benefit me like how the branded meds has. And...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In most parts of the world, generic HIV medications are made to very high quality, indeed, in many places, their manufacture is overseen by the US FDA.So long as your virus load remains undetectable (and you don't... Read more »

Generic vs. brand name causes rebound?

My son was diagnosed with HIV at age 1. He developed a resistance to one drug in his cocktail in the first year, and it was believed that his birth mother passed on a strain that was resistant to it. He's now 6 and has been on the same cocktail...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There's no particular reason to think that the switch from branded Ziagen to generic abacavir should be responsible for your son's increased viral load.The first thing that should happen is an assessment for... Read more »

Generic Drugs

I was shocked to find out that my insurance has now mandated a 100% co-payment for brand name drugs. This change results in my out of pocket expenses equalling over $22,000.00 per year. I am currently taking Sustiva, Combivir, and Viread, and they...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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I am not sure if your plan is saying that it covers generic drugs only or possibly that it requires 100% for brand drugs when a generic is available. The latter is what I am used to seeing. I suggest you get some detailed information from the... Read more »
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Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

GENERIC DRUGS FROM INDIA ???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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Health and long life :)

http://www.generictabs.com/ 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 »