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Do I Need To Take Epivir

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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 as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI).
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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 »


Doc,i have been on crix+retrovir+epivir for almost a year and some 5months but from undetectable levels i was detectable for the past 4months and my doc suggested resistance test which showed that i have developed resistance to Epivir. now what can...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...observation that when there is initial suppression and viral rebound that is not transiently up but stays up - we see resistance to epivir first. In part this has to do with how "easy" it is for HIV to create higher degrees of resistance to... Read more »

Epivir Once Daily

Now that there is a one a day version of Zerit (d4T), is there also a one of day extended release version of Epivir (3TC)? Under what brand name is it sold in pharmacies?
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...There is a once daily 300 mg tablet of 3TC (epivir, lamivudine) available. Unlike D4T (zerit, stavudine), 3TC does not need to be formulated as an extended release. The 300 mg Read more »

Follow up on Kaletra & Epivir question

Thanks for your quick response. As I mentioned , I have been taking drug therapy since 1991. I have built resistance to most drugs and this regimen of Kaletra & Epivir is one of a few left for me.Do I need a new resistance test? Should I get another...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...For most patients with lots of resistance Kaletra + Epivir would not be expected to decrease the viral load to less then the level of detection. In some patients those drugs might be Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: lamivudine or 3TC Brand Name: Epivir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: Read more »

Lamivudina (Epivir)

... Brand Name: Epivir Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa análogo de los nucleósidos La lamivudina, conocida también Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Lamivudina (Epivir)

...Son los Efectos Secundarios? ¿Cómo Reacciona Lamivudina con Otros Medicamentos? ¿Qué Es Lamivudina? Lamivudina (Epivir) es un medicamento que se usa como parte del tratamiento antirretroviral (TAR). Es fabricado por ViiV Healthcare.... Read more »
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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 »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Tim Read more »

Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly be... Read more »

PEP question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I've been on PEP for almost 5 days due to an occupational exposure, I'm taking Crixivan, Retrovir and Epivir; I took my last doses last night, around 10 pm, and then I didn't take anything today during the day because I had to do a few Read more »