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Lamivudine (Epivir)

What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Lamivudine is also known as 3TC. Lamivudine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of...
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EMTRICITABINE / LAMIVUDINE

hello doctor, frequently i have heard these two molecules have completely same profile regarding many important things like drug resistance profile, side effects, pharmacokinetics etc. so, can one choose any of them in their first regimen? which one...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Emtricitabine may be slightly preferred from HIV standpoint but if more expensive then lamivudine may be a better choice if emtricitabine is more than your budget can handle. Both are good choices in general. KH... Read more »

lamivudine vs emtricitabine

hello doctor, frequently i have heard these two molecules have completely same profile regarding many important things like drug resistance profile, side effects, pharmacokinetics etc. so, can one choose any of them in their first regimen? which one...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) and emtricitabine (FTC, Emtriva) are very similar molecules indeed- both often used in combination with other NRTIs, and available in coformulated pills. Overall, the medications are very... Read more »

Stavudine, Lamivudine and Efavirenz for PEP

Hi,I was just put on a 28-day regimen of Stavudine, Lamivudine and Efavirenz for a PEP concern that I had. I have read so much negative stuff about Stavudine, especially with regards to facial lipoatrophy. I am an actor and must avoid lipoatrophy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Risk for significant lipoatrophy for 4 weeks of stavudine is very low. Not much data or experience with stavudine containing post exposure prophylaxis regimens. It likely would be OK in many situations but in general the field of HIV treatment has... Read more »

cost of drugs

Dear Ricky, Could you please let me have the costs of the following treatment: 1. AZT + 3TC + Viracept 2. AZT + 3TC + Crixivan Could you please let me know the costs per month if one was to begin treatmet with either of the combinations. Please...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Paul,Hi. Thank you for your question. This is not such a simple answer as youmay think. This is because prices are not regulated, and the costs ofprescription drugs can literally vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. The onlyprice ranges that I have... Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
I live in Thailand and found out I am HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments:
Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day
Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day
Stavudine 30 mg - twice... Read more »

AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. 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 »

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 »