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Epzicom Rx

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AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

... What Is Epzicom? Who Should Take Epzicom? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Epzicom Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Epzicom React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to
Ask the Experts

Regime Ok / Novir as booster

Hello,First of all: I again have to say it is so great to see so many of you HIV professionals spending your personal time on this forum. Thank you, thank you, thank you...When my CD4 keept bouncing around in the 200s my doctor and I decided to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, It sounds like you need your antiretroviral regimen revamped. The first idea is why not just simplify your life and go with a regimen like Sustiva (or Viramune) and Truvada. Sustiva/Truvada is about to be released as a one pill once a day... Read more »

Kaletra / Epzicom - Would like holiday from Epzicom

My CD4 hovers around 400. Viral load undetectable for three years. Take Kaletra and Epzicom, no other medications. Experiencing some fatigue for a couple of years now. I know one common side effect of Epzicom can be fatigue. Would like to take a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fatigue is not that common with Epzicom compared to other drugs and is common in general population so hard to pin down if Epzicom is primary cause. Switch to alterantive Read more »


i have had allergic reactions in the past but do not remember what medication i got it from. This medication says do not take if reaction in past.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You should contact clinic that was caring for you when you had the problem with Epzicom to see if that have any further details available. Checking a HLA B5701 blood test can be helpful to assess risk for serious Read more »

Epzicom Rash

I've been on my medication (Sustiva/Epzicom) for over 4 years and now I'm seeing a red bumpy circular rash on my right shoulder about the size of a silver dollar. Do think is is a reaction to the Epzicom? Do you know what the rash would look like?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A localized rash as you describe would be unlikely to be due the Epzicom. Abacavir rash is generally more generalized than what you describe. KH Read more »

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

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Epzicom Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate/Lamivudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate and lamivudine Brand Name: Epzicom Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs Read more »
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Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

...cholesterol or diabetes. To find patient assistance or drug co-pay programs for these and other types of drugs, visit or . Together Rx is a prescription saings program for uninsured individuals sponsored by... Read more »
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...the drugs contained in Truvada -- Viread and Emtriva. Do not take with Emtriva, Viread, Atripla, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Combivir, Epzicom, or Trizivir, since all or part of these medications are already in Truvada or have equivalent medications. The... Read more »
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New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
...Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to Read more »

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

Posted by Mondo 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 »

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Feeling Helpless in the Medical Community

Posted by everopen, 5 Replies
...of meds on my kitchen counter; I sorted out all of my meds for the day. The labels said; (2) Prezista 300mg twice daily. (1) Epzicom 300mg once daily. (1) Norvir 100mg once daily. That figured out to be 4 in the morning and 2 at night. That... Read more »