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Brand name: Epivir Generic name: lamivudine, or 3TC Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $498.90/month for 300 mg tablets; $429.66 for generic; $122.14/month for 240 mL solution (10 mg/mL) Standard Dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day (or one 150 mg tablet twice daily), with or without food, with no dietary...
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44d mutation & question about Epivir

Please refer to question and answer: follow up ?(VL - change meds? (Jun 26, 2003) Posted: Jun 30, 2003Dear Gerald? My last VL test was 286 (BUT I had a flu virus within 2 weeks of taking the test- 2 prior were <500 - i didn't do ultra...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, I remember your original post which led me on a quest for information on the elusive 44d mutation. If your repeat viral load is less than 75 copies (the commercial tests go as low as 75 now, not 50 copies) then you can stay on the same... Read more »

Epivir Resistance

Dear Dr. Wohl, I hope you realize what a great service you provide to all of the readers of your forum. You are very kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable. My question regards Epivir resistance. It seems that is a pretty common occurrence and I am...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear JB-Thanks for your question and support.Resistance to Epivir (3TC) is indeed very common and almost serves as a marker of 3TC exposure given how so many people on this drug develop resistance to it. The classic mutation that the virus develops... Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Zerit vs. Sustiva/Epivir/Zerit

I have been positive for 3 years and doing well. Undetectable viral load, t-cells around 600. I started meds with Epivir/Zerit/Viracept and recently dropped the Viracept for Sustiva. I was told that the Viracept was the cause of the fat pad that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Switching to Sustiva "saves" the protease class for later use and can be a part of a long-term treatment plan. Your current regimen still can cause fat problems (all 3 meds) and generally the fat pads haven't gotten better on your... Read more »

The Cost of HAART.....

Hi I have 2 questions that are very important and very hard to figure out on my own. #1--What is an average cost of three HAART drugs in a month? Lets take for example combivir (retrovir +epivir) and sustiva. My estimate is somewhere between...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions.The cost of a first-line HAART is, roughly speaking, between $1000-2000 per month. Many factors go into the actual cost to the individual-- insurance coverage, governmental assistance programs (ADAP), pharmaceutical... Read more »
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Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it?



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Epivir/hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have just stated taking Epivir and have noticed that my hair (on my head) is coming out slowly. I have read that hair loss is a rare side effect. My doctor told me that a patient of hers had the same effect and used garlic shampoo which stopped... Read more »

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

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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 »