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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...twice a day.Some individuals may benefit from different doses of abacavir sulfate. Individuals should always take abacavir sulfate as prescribed by their doctors. Contraindications Individuals who have experienced a serious allergic reaction (hypersensitivity reaction) to abacavir sulfate (in Ziagen, Epzicom, or Trizivir) should not take this medicine. Individuals who test positive for HLA B*5701, a genetic marker for the hypersensitivity...
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Nevirapine Hypersensitivity Reaction

After a few months break from 6 years of NVP therapy along with AZT/3TC, I reintroduced the agents and experienced a severe hypersensitivity reaction. My questions are...1. Even though this was 10 months ago I still feel as though my nerve endings...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...From the information you provided it seems unlikely that you experience an hypersensitivity reaction to either AZT or 3TC so the nevirapine would be the most likely inciting drug. It seems reasonable to me to consider use of Read more »

possibility of hypersensitivity reaction when restarting Trizivir

I am a 36 y/o male diagnosed HIV+ in 1999. My current cd4 is 766 26%, and VL 56650. I have elected to restart Trizivir and Viread. I have taken both of these medications in the past without any problems apart from the usual run of the mill side...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...be restarted in all people with caution and that patients be observed during the first days of treatment for any signs of an allergic reaction. Importantly, this is in contrast to those who have had a suspected reaction, in which case abacavir... Read more »

sulfa allergy and emtriva

I was told that since my daughter has an allergy to sulfa medication that she would most likley not be able to take trizavir because of the rash, but now she is on emtriva and has had a reaction with fever and hives, vominting and the shakes, her...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear Mom,There is no increased risk of allergic reaction to trizivir in persons with sulfa allergy. One of the medications in Trizivir is abacavir (also part of ziagen and epzicom) Read more »

Allergic Reaction

I keep getting an allergic reaction to my meds. I have been on Lexiva, Norvir and Sustiva. The reaction I get is my body is covered in hives. I am newly diagnosed and I am being to worry. Is it possible that all the meds I come in contact with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...you're probably receiving another medication (nukes) with your your Sustiva and Lexiva, I'd wager that you're experiencing an allergic reaction to one of these. While this is less common and takes time to diagnose, we've seen persons like you... Read more »
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Tibotec Therapeutics

HIV/AIDS Update -- New Intelence Labeling: Severe Skin and Hypersensitivity Reactions

...has been strengthened to reflect that there have been postmarketing reports of: fatality due to toxic epidermal necrolysis hypersensitivity reactions, sometimes accompanied by hepatic failure Additionally, Guidance has been added that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...effects of abacavir are headache, nausea and vomiting. Hypersensitivity Reaction About 8% of people who take abacavir have an allergic reaction. This usually develops within two weeks of starting abacavir. However, it can appear six weeks or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...by mid-November, before flu season. A case of the flu can sometimes develop into pneumonia. Some flu vaccines can cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to eggs. A new form of flu vaccine called "FluMist" was recently approved. ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...skin abscesses at injection site or other severeinjection site reaction (nodules, etc), peripheral neuropathy, possible rareallergic reaction or increased risk for bacterial pneumonia Who Produces the Drug: Trimeris with... Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...failure, hypotension, adult respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory failure, and death have occurred in association with hypersensitivity reactions. In one study, 4 patients (11%) receiving ZIAGEN 600 mg once daily experienced hypotension with... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »

Allergies and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know its allergy season and even thjough I've never had allergies I am wondering if allergies could be a symptom of HIV. I tested negative after a 1 time protected expsoure with a sex worker. Read more »