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How Do I Get A Prescription For Combivir

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An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Combivir Other Name(s): 3TC/ZDV Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Combivir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include blood disorders (including severe anemia), lactic acidosis (a buildup of acid in the blood), liver problems, and muscle disorders. Contact your health care...
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comivir prescription

Is it normal to be prescribed combivir even though my test results were negative?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Combivir (AZT+3TC) is a medication used for the treatment of HIV or for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Though you didn't mention it, could it be that you were prescribed Combivir after a high-risk exposure?Either... Read more »

Prescription Queried by Pharmacist

My doctor prescribed Combivir and Tyricten for me today after my latest lab results came. But on presentation, the pharmacist protested asking for clarification. told me these drugs do not work together. Could it be that my doctor is off track with...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In general, I agree with the pharmacist. Combivir contains AZT and 3TC. Tyricten contains tenofovir and FTC. 3TC and FTC are essentially the same drug, and there is no advantage to taking both FTC and 3TC. All of these drugs are from the same class... Read more »

Switching from Viracept/Combivir to Atripla

Dear Doctor,I am so very grateful for this forum to ask questions regarding my health care. I have been on HIV medications for over (10) years now. I have been taking the Viracept and Combivir combination with great sucess! I have switched...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Any decision to switch successful therapy should be a carefully thought-through process that balances the pros and cons.In your case, without any documented (or concern) for treatment failure and drug resistance, the... Read more »

combivir and side effects, how long do they last?

I was recently exposed to HIV virus via a broken condom. I was prescribed combiver by an ER physcian within 72 hrs of exposure. I have many side effects from the medication like nausea, headaches, body rash, depression, dark circles under my eyes,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fortunately side effects from Combivir generally resolve quickly when the medication is stopped (within several days usually). KH... Read more »
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Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid any attention to my pill bottles, and noticed that this is the... Read more »

Prescription Insurance Emergency

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As a worker for the NYC government, I am finding that our medical plans cover less and less for prescriptions. The plan I am in now will not cover me adequately at all -- it has a $3,000 cap -- and I really need to know if there is anyone who can... 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.
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Privacy of Pharmacy Prescription Files

Posted by Anonymous
If you are HIV-positive or have AIDS, and your prescription or medical information has been sold or disclosed by your pharmacy without your knowledge or permission, your privacy rights may have been violated, depending on the laws of the state where... Read more »