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How Do I Get A Prescription For 3TC

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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses
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patented query

I'm responding to your answer to the question about HIV drug patents. My boyfriend takes Combivir and has to pay a very high copay with his insurance because it is a name brand drug. Now that AZT is generic would it be just as safe, and possibly...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...between the two options would be the pill number. There would be two prescriptions for the uncoupled combination of AZT and 3TC with two copayments. Sometimes (depends on your insurance plan), the copayment for the generic would be low enough... Read more »


Dear Sherer,Today I went to the doctor and he prescripted for me, AZT+3TC+TDF+LPV/r. My current drugs are AZT+3TC+EFV. The genotipic exam showed that my HIV has the following mutations:D67N, K70E, A98G, K103N, M184M/V, T215L and also L10L/I.Is this...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...response and your question back to your doctor.There is a beneficial interaction between AZT and TDF in the presence of the AZT and 3TC resistance. Some additional activity for ZDV results when it is used with TDF in this setting. I suspect... Read more »

Hiv Treatment

My medical provider has my on atazanavir, combivir, and lamivudine. I am concerned because my provider has a questionable bedside manner and he only treats the disease not the person; I am going to be changing providers but in the mean time why put...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.You should be concerned. Since lamivudine (or 3TC) is in Combivir, there's no reason why you should be on both Combivir and 3TC (Epivir). Indeed, it's a rather atypical Read more »

lamivudine once a day ?

My friend decided to change his regime (combivir + viramune two times a day) to new meds once a day (also because of anemia and beginning of lipoatrophy after two years of combivir). We asked for Truvada + stocrin (once a day). Now he got the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) can be taken 300 mg once-a-day, or 150 mg twice-a-day. You're friend's prescription for lamivudine 300 mg once 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 Epzicom is a combination of two antiretroviral Read more »

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ... Read more »

An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

...zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Combivir, is a combination of the two antiretroviral drugs: lamivudine (Epivir) and zidovudine (Retrovir). Both of these medicines are nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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... Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate, zidovudine, and lamivudine Brand Name: Trizivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...anyone 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... Read more »

"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works at CVS and Wal-mart. Read more »

Los Angeles: Medication Resources: Urgent Help!

Posted by louw, 1 Reply
...the next year. He took a limited ammount of his medication with him and a prescription from South Africa. He is on Combivir (3TC, AZT) and Sustiva (Efaverenz). The problem is that he can't find a pharmacy that will fulfill his South African... Read more »


Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »