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Epzicom Prescribing Information

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AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...about when to start antiretroviral therapy (ART). You and your health care provider should consider your CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking ART. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about guidelines for the use of ART. Epzicom should not be used by people under 13 years old or people with a damaged liver. If you take Epzicom with other antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), you can reduce your...
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Storage of epzicom and lexapro

I store epzicom and lexapro in the refrigerator. Has the low temperature damaged either of these drugs and can I move them to a cabinet without causing harm?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...The manufacturers' prescribing information for both Epizicom and Lexapro state that the drugs should be stored at temps between 59F and 86F. So, unless you live in a very Read more »

Very concerned about PEP regimen Truvada & Epzicom

Thank you Dr. Bob for your priceless website. I had "receptive anal intercourse with ejaculation" with a promisuous 18-year-old drug user (and high school drop out) of unknown HIV status. I did bleed a little.I know this is one of the most risky...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatment when I became HIV infected in January 1991, I wouldn't be here today to respond to your question.I'll reprint some information below about finding an HIV specialist.Good luck. Don't let fear keep you from getting the care you need!Dr.... Read more »

Prescribed incorrect combination of meds

I'm concerned about the damages or risks for meds that I started taking over 60 days ago. What's the recommended action to start correct combination. (Prezista 1200 mg , norvir 200 mg, Truvada, Epzicom 300mg
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...600 mg twice a day with norvir 100 mg twice a day..this sounds like what your dose should be.We would not combine truvada and epzicom together...there are 2 drugs (lamivudine in Epzicom and emticitabine in truvada) that should not be used... Read more »

nnrti resistance

I have been on sustiva and epzicom for several years and my viral load has been undetectable but my last test showed a viral load jump from below 50 to 87. Should I worry about this, or just wait until the next test in three months to see if this...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...testing is required.I encourage you to ask this question of your doctor, and to take a copy of these suggestions with you for your information. Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

...to those of abacavir and lamivudine taken individually. (See individual drug fact sheets for abacavir and lamivudine for more information.) Individuals who have experienced a serious allergic reaction to abacavir should not take Epzicom.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking ART. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about guidelines for the use of ART. If you take abacavir with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...medications. --> Clinical Trials Click here to search ClinicalTrials.gov for trials that use Abacavir. Manufacturer Information Abacavir GlaxoSmithKline 5 Moore Drive Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 Phone: 888-825-5249 Ziagen ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...of Health and HumanServices (DHHS), has put 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... Read more »
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The correct med regimen

Posted by Jim327040, 2 Replies
...you must take all of the drugs every day for optimum efficency and effectivness. I thank God that he moved me to get more information or my situation could have gone from bad to much worse (like dialysis for the rest of my life!). Remember,... Read more »

New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
...function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the Epzicom...nausea, lethargy, and just not "feeling right." Any information on experiences with Epzicom and the Intellence/Epzicom combination would be appreciated. Peace...Stay... Read more »

Experience sought with med starting times...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Have you started meds early in infection or later after an OI, low CD4? Can you share experience? Trying to figure best time to begin and what are advantages and disadvantages of starter sooner or later? TY Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you may have. ... Read more »