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How Much Does Trizivir Cost

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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 925 ). The drugs in Trizivir are called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase...
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Crix to Trizivir

Hi Doc. I was diagnosed in June of 2000. After wrestling with managed care, by September I finally got my bloodwork and started treatment. Initially I had cd4 at 111 and Vl > 300,000. Initial treatment was combivir/viramune which was stopped...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
I share your concern, especially in view of your high baseline viral load, your history of combivir therapy and your viral load being greater than 50 copies/mL prior to the switch. At this point, to ensure adequate drug therapy and durability of the... Read more »

Two doctors - two opinons on trizivir or combivir w/viramune

I have two doctors I see, one more frequently, the other as a "second opinion".I am on Trizivir and Viramune now. However Trizivir costs are going up w/ my insurance. Doctor A say's I can go with Combivir and Viramune as they are...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I think Dr. A has cited the existing data accurately, i.e. that the current evidence comparing trizivir with an NNRTI (Viramune or Sustiva) compared to combivir with an NNRTI suggests that there is not a significant difference. There are not long... Read more »

Intensifying Trizivir

With all the pluses and minuses starting treatment on Trizivir alone, I think we have a success story here. DXed + May '03, CD4 798 VL 85K. October labs were VL 700K+, CD4 390. Started Trizivir alone and within six weeks (or less), undetectable...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is a controversial topic, but here goes. Studies have shown that even those with an undetectable viral load on Trizivir have a higher rate of virologic failure over time compared to a Sustiva-based regimen. However, the majority of people... Read more »

Trizivir

Dr. Young,You have answered many questions for me in the past but this one I really need you to answer. My partner is HIV+ and was discovered in May of 01' (I am HIV-). He now is ready for meds and his HIV doc has recommended Trizivir....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Chicago Couple-thanks for your question and comments.You've raised excellent questions and points. There is some controversy about the potency of Trizivir alone for persons with high (>100,000) viral loads-- one privotal study showed... Read more »
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Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Trizivir

Posted by slitter028, 1 Reply
I have taken Trizivir ever since it came out. The standard dosing is 1 tab bid. My doc has told me on several occasions that i can take both pills at once if it was more convienent for me, because i take viread also, which is once a day, which would... Read more »

Trizivir??????

Posted by Anonymous
I am currently taking epivir, zerit and viracept, but am thinking of switching to Trizivir (epivir,retrovir and ziagen in one tablet). Does anyone have any experience with Trizivir? What kind of side effects? Does it contribute to lypodistrophy less... Read more »