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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called Kivexa. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Epzicom are called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme...
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Epzicom/Reyataz/Norvir

How acceptable and prevalent is the combination Epzicom and Reyataz without Norvir? I am currently taking all three. My virus is non-detectable and has been for several years. How does one know if the Norvir is necessary? My doctor is quite...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting.First off, I tend to continue successful treatments in my patients unless there's a compelling reason to switch. When switching, therefore, I'm looking to assess the risks and benefits to the individual for... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Epzicom

Hello!My 28-year-old bf has been hiv-positive for 20 months.His VL is at about 10,000 and his cd4 at less than 400.His platelets have also been dropping to 50,000 last month.So he was given the combination of Reyataz/Norvir/Epzicom(Kivexa in Greece)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree Norvir-boosted Reyataz plus Truvada is the "preferred" regimen. The most common reasons for recommending an alternative regimen are: (1) resistance to one or more components in the preferred regimen, (2) intolerance or side... Read more »

Kaletra / Epzicom - Would like holiday from Epzicom

My CD4 hovers around 400. Viral load undetectable for three years. Take Kaletra and Epzicom, no other medications. Experiencing some fatigue for a couple of years now. I know one common side effect of Epzicom can be fatigue. Would like to take a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fatigue is not that common with Epzicom compared to other drugs and is common in general population so hard to pin down if Epzicom is primary cause. Switch to alterantive drug (ie Truvada or raltegravir) with observation for several months to track... Read more »

I Just Combined Expired Reyetaz with New Rey . . . Combo with Epzicom

I am taking Epzicom with this . . . not Norvir, so would it matter? I understand extreme condtions might decay meds, but with Epzicom is other problem possible?I Just Combined Expired Reyetaz with New Rey . . .Feb 3, 2011The expired bottle was over...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Miriam,The difference is not so much with the epzicom, it is that the norvir would "boost" up the levels of the reyataz, so it's potency may be enhanced. Without the norvir there is less "wiggle room" if the drugs are past... Read more »
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Cost of Meds

Posted by Doyle, 6 Replies
Just curious as to how much Hiv meds cost. I get mine free but was curious as to where i could find a list of the meds and the price of them. Read more »

New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the Epzicom...nausea, lethargy, and just not "feeling right." Any information... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which).

Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed to the... Read more »

Epzicom + Reyataz?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi.
I have just been diagnosed with a CD4 count of 11, and a viral load of 820,000.
I may start teatment with Epzicom + Reyataz and I wanted to know if anybody else had started with this regimen, or is currently on it, and what they thought of it?
Thank... Read more »