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Epivir

Brand name: Epivir Generic name: lamivudine, or 3TC Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $498.90/month for 300 mg tablets; $429.66 for generic; $122.14/month for 240 mL solution (10 mg/mL) Standard Dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day (or one 150 mg tablet twice daily), with or without food, with no dietary...
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Epivir

Is there any name of Epivir?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Epivir is lamivudine or 3TC. This medication is a component of the coformulated medications Combivir, Trizivir and Epzicom (Kivexa). 3TC is also found in several generic coformulations in resource-limited countries. BY... Read more »

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... Read more »

generic vs. original med

My health Ins just asked me to switch from Viread to generic of it and Lamivudine...I just read in 4/2013 issue of "Tagline" from T A G-Treatment Action Group in NY that says it might not be a good idea (Pg 11) What are your feelings?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi Bill and thanks for posting.The <a href="http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/sites/tagone.drupalgardens.com/files/201304/taglinev20i2.pdf" target=_new>TAGline</a> article that you've cited is a nice summary of the... Read more »

Kaletra alone without epivir & retrovir

I have always wondered what would happen if you took eitherjust the Kaletra or just the Epivir & Retrovir?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) monotherapy, as you suggest, has been studied several times. The results show that this strategy isn't all too bad, though probably less effective than the combinations that include 2 NRTIs,... Read more »
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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

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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 told me that a patient of hers had the same effect and used garlic shampoo which stopped... Read more »

Anyone tried Generic?

Posted by crabman, 2 Replies
So we picked up hubby's scripts today. $805.00 for the month. Probably won't be until mid-summer before he gets through the donut hole and enters the catastrophic phase in his Medicare. Meanwhile I need to get back on meds. I'm hoping I can get... Read more »

Free Hiv meds(generic) in Malaysia and Thailand?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone knows what types of drug are available over there? I've done some googling and apparently both Malaysia as well Thailand are dispensing Hiv medications for free over there (generic). Read more »