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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): Lamivudina/ 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
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missed day 2 of Truvada

Thanks Dr. Young. I asked the question regarding the Truvada/Combivir pep. This was prescribed to me in the ER. When I went to fill the prescription the pharmacist asked why I was also taking the Combivir saying the Truvada was sufficient. What...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...and thanks for the follow up.Either medication alone would be sufficient for PEP. Truvada is generally better tolerated than Combivir and is dosed once- versus twice-daily. I'd just take the Truvada for the full 28 days.Good luck,BY 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 »

PEP - Combivir Allergic Reaction

Hi Doc,I think you are great! I know you are very busy, but I was hoping you could give me some advice. I had a high risk exposure. Protected sex with a female prostitute and within 17 hours began PEP (Combivir and Kaletra) were prescribed.I took...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not have recommended PEP in the first place. That, however, was not your question, now was it?? O.K., so you took one dose of Combivir and decided not to continue with PEP. The reaction you describe is not typical for Combivir, nor is it... Read more »

Combivir

Where can I get this drug and how muth will it cost?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Combivir (AZT + 3TC) is available with a doctor's prescription at many pharmacies in resource wealthy countries (in US can cost $600/month) Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

...manufacturer's website or by calling a toll-free number. Once enrolled, they then bring the co-pay card to the pharmacy when filling the prescription, and the pharmacy is reimbursed for the amount covered. People who reside in the state of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

... What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Combivir

... Combo Drug Common Name: zidovudine (AZT) and lamivudine (3TC) Brand Name: Combivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...liquid and tablet form and is taken by mouth. Lamivudine is also available combined with the NRTI zidovudine (in a tablet called Combivir), with the NRTI abacavir sulfate (in a tablet called Epzicom), and with the NRTIs abacavir sulfate and... Read more »
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Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
...to 222. I feel nauseous all the time - just kind of queasy. Anyone have any ideas how to deal with this? I'm picking up a prescription for Phenergan, but wondered if anyone has any other ideas that might work. Thanks! Read more »

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Combivir only for PEP?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was prescribed Combivir for a PEP regimen as a precaution following a possible exposure. From what I can gather on the web, Combivir is typically prescribed Read more »

Symptoms after PEP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...risk exposure (condom slippage during sex with female prostitute). The next day I went to the ER and got a PEP prescription (Combivir, I started within 18 h of exposure). Was kind of relieved but then started to develop what I suspect is Thrush... Read more »