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Do People Use Sustiva With Epzicom

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Truvada

...reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One tablet (300 mg Viread and 200 mg Emtriva) once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney function. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $1,118 / month Manufacturer...
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Epzicom/Sustiva and Weight Gain

I have been taking Epzicom/Sustiva for a little over 2 years with little/no side effects and very good response (ever rising CD4 and basically undetectable VL for over a year). The only issue seems to be I have developed quite a belly and I'm...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...general gain in weight, as you have experienced, can lead to an accumulation of surface fat - the same thing that is seen in people without HIV. Surface and deep fat can react a bit differently to exercise, diet and medications such as growth... Read more »

Change from Trizivir to Epzicom

I been taking Trizivir and Virumune as my first regimine for the past two years. As a 51 year old mom positive since 1988, I wonder if my fatigue might be reduced switching to Epzicom and Viramune. Back in the day, AZT was not a good treatment...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...take Sustiva because you are a parent and daughter. AZT got a bad wrap because it was not pwerful enough alone to save lives. People were started on this med too late and when they died - as they would have without the drug - AZT was blamed. ... Read more »

a woman on sustiva and triziver

Hello, I have been on Triziver and sustiva for 6 1/2 yrs and although My T-cells shot up from 140 to 650 and am now undetectable, I feel horrid. I have no energy, am always depressed have body aches constantly and feel not suicidal, but tired of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...been doing great. Not all his depression and reduced energy dissipated but most of it has. Sustiva is a great drug but some people just do not tolerate it as well as others. I'd consider a change.DW Read more »

Sustiva and Epzicom combo

Hello Dr Pierone,A year ago I started treatment (diagnosed in Dec 2003 and started treatment in June 2004). After a year of Lexiva, Norvir and Epzicom my HIV doctor recommended a new regimen due to continued increased of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...This is a reasonable switch strategy for managing PI induced lipid and body fat changes. Most people have neurocognitive issues with Sustiva during the first few weeks of therapy and these side effects generally resolve. However, Read more »
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Atripla

...Diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, headache, dizziness, depression, insomnia, abnormal dreams, and rash. Dose cannot be adjusted for people with kidney problems. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) may occur as the immune system regains... Read more »
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HIV Treatment Guidelines

...together a set of HIV treatment guidelines. Theguidelines provide a lot of useful information to help health care providersand HIV+ people make decisions about when to start, when to stop, and when tochange HIV medications. It also helps... Read more »
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Emtriva

...Standard dose: One 200 mg capsule once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. The dosing needs to be adjusted for people who have decreased kidney function. It is also available as an oral solution; for children 0-3 months the... Read more »
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Trizivir

...an allergic-like reaction) warning on abacavir; see Ziagen. A simple and inexpensive blood test for HLA-B*5701 can identify people at high risk for this reaction and virtually eliminate HSR. Symptoms worsen, very slowly, with every dose. If... Read more »
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Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...said makes perfect sence to me my soar legged friend! Going back on Abacavir knowing the side effects are an absolute NO. People have died because they kept on the medication and thats why it is so closely monitored. You either are... Read more »

The correct med regimen

Posted by Jim327040, 2 Replies
...gone from bad to much worse (like dialysis for the rest of my life!). Remember, your doctors/PAs are well intentioned good people but they can make mistakes. They have a lot of people to deal with. YOU have only ONE! YOU. Don't just trust... Read more »

HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...other than starting treatment with drugs called Truvada and Sustiva - are these a potent, durable combo - if so, how long have people out there been on this regimen and are still doing well without any problems? Also, which drugs are you taking... Read more »

Night terrors/nightmares

Posted by Lovinlife, 5 Replies
...I see in some of the posts people talk about having bad nightmares or hallucinations as a result of meds. I didn't know that was a side effect. I've had really Read more »