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Generic Name For Lamivudine

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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Lamivudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), severe liver problems, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) in children at risk for pancreatitis. Contact your health care...
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generics or just brand names.

Hi Dr. Young,I applaud you for all the great answers you provide to this site. We are all soooo grateful! Keep doing the great work!I am new to the process, and was writing to inquire whether or not generics are sold that are more affordable in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
In the US, there are no generic forms of HIV medications. In some countries, generic HIV medications are available, manufactured in the foreign location. BY... Read more »

Brand name to Generic

right now I am taking Prezista, Norvir and Truvada. I will be moving to a developing country for a year and my HIV regimen might change to generic meds. Should I be concerned? Will the generic meds benefit me like how the branded meds has. And...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In most parts of the world, generic HIV medications are made to very high quality, indeed, in many places, their manufacture is overseen by the US FDA.So long as your virus load remains undetectable (and you don't... Read more »

Generic vs. brand name causes rebound?

My son was diagnosed with HIV at age 1. He developed a resistance to one drug in his cocktail in the first year, and it was believed that his birth mother passed on a strain that was resistant to it. He's now 6 and has been on the same cocktail...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There's no particular reason to think that the switch from branded Ziagen to generic abacavir should be responsible for your son's increased viral load.The first thing that should happen is an assessment for... Read more »

Efficacy of com bination of Nevirapine + Stavudine + Lamivudine

Dear Sir,How do you evaluate the following combination generic drug available in India for initiating treatment of HIV patient in terms of efficacy ? Nevirapine + Stavudine + LamivudineIs there any better combination available to initiate...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I think that this combination will have high efficacy. Before we were able to get tenofovir (Viread), this was the most commonly prescribed combination in our group and we still have many patients on this regimen. We tend to use Viread instead of... Read more »
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GENERIC DRUGS FROM INDIA ???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you allow my advice, stop giving richness to multinational enterprises, and buy generic Viagra. Some time ago I found this pharmacy from India with cheap prices and $10 shipping worldwide.

Health and long life :)

http://www.generictabs.com/ Read more »

AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

Kind of dumb question about test names

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know I should know this, but with the stress I've been feeling, and all the different test names - are some of them called by different names or short/long names? I mean, I've run across (at least as far as viral):
NAT
p24
PCR
RNA
DNA
bDNA

Then, there's... Read more »

Uganda to Publish Names of Gay People

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
Uganda to publish names of gay people
Healthgap
08/09/2006

In a country where a sodomy conviction carries a penalty of life
imprisonment, a Ugandan tabloid's decision to publish the names of alleged
homosexuals is a chilling development that could... Read more »