Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

How Long Does Combivir Take To Work

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Test Positive Aware Network

Epivir

...persistent fatigue, abdominal pain or distension, nausea/vomiting, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and enlarged, fatty liver. Potential drug interactions: No significant drug interactions. Do not take Epzicom, Combivir, Trizivir, Truvada, Atripla, Emtriva, or Epivir-HBV while taking Epivir, since they contain Epivir or medication equivalent to Epivir. Tips: Exciting benefit: drug resistance that the virus develops against...
Ask the Experts

Combivir/Efavirenz - to - Atripla

I am currently on Combivir/Efavirenz and have been for a while now and my stats all seem good.However the UK has recently authorised Atripla by the PCT (Primary Care Trust) and I wondered as its 1 pill a day if you would recommend me changing and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...studies and the clinic support the notion that often there are less GI complaints from use of Atripla compared to Sustiva + Combivir. Also, the tenofovir in Atripla is more fat friendly than the AZT in Combivir so problems with fat loss... Read more »

How Quickly do drugs work?

My friend in Mexico was diagnosed quite late--after a bout with p.pneunomia and karposi's sarcoma. He is somewhat weak and not fully recoverd from the pneumonia. The Karposi's is small, but getting worse. He just started taking Kaletra and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...that your Mexican friend has found his way to antiretroviral therapy. The combos of lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) and AZT/3TC (Combivir) should be very potent and if adhered to, should drive his viral load to undetectable levels within a matter... Read more »

Just started meds, any idea how long they'll work?

Just tested positive last month, vl 32000 (taken a few days after a flu shot) cd4 82 - other than sometimes not having much energy to do stuff on weekends after working all week have been asymptomatic. Started combivir & sustiva about a week ago,...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...That's a good question and one we still do not know. The durability (how long it will last) is dependent on many factors. One of the most important factors is adherence (taking your medications). The more Read more »

How long does Procrit take to work?

Shortly after starting HAART meds -- Norvir boosted Crixivan and Combivir. I'm also taking Dapsone for OI prevention -- my hemoglobin dropped from 14+ to 9. I started getting Procrit injections. After the first 6 weeks there was little difference,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you experienced a significant drop in your hemoglobin shortly after beginning your HAART meds, this would be a prime suspect. Combivir does contain AZT, which is well known to suppress the production of red blood cells in some people. Procrit is... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Truvada Preferred regimen for pregnant women Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) twice-daily and Combivir (zidovudine +lamivudine) Alternative Regimens These combinations have been proven useful in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla

...contained in Atripla: Sustiva, Emtriva, and Viread. Do not take Sustiva, Emtriva, Truvada, Viread, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Combivir, or Trizivir, while taking Atripla, since these medications are already in Atripla or have equivalent... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...makedosing easier. There are five combination pills approved: Atripla (Sustiva plus Emtriva plus Viread) Combivir (Retrovir plus Epivir) Epzicom (Epivir plus Ziagen) Trizivir (Retrovir plus... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Truvada

...interactions: See 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... Read more »
Connect With Others

My boyfriend got his latest blood work results

Posted by RedDirtGirl, 2 Replies
...with him he told me that his viral load being undetectable makes it extremely unlikely that he will pass the virus to me ... as long as we use condoms of course. But then I read somewhere online that viral load can change over the course of the... Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds Read more »

Combivir & AM Sickness

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is anyone taking Combivir getting "morning" sickness. Since I have been taking this drug I have been experiencing nausea and vomiting in the morning as Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva

Posted by paman1964, 5 Replies
...see what my viral load is then. I have not had any side affects from meds but am so tired! Any of you feel tired from either combivir or sustiva?? Read more »