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Is Lexiva Plus Combivir A Good Combination

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Truvada Integrase inhibitor-based regimen Isentress (raltegravir) and Truvada Preferred regimen for pregnant women Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) twice-daily and Combivir (zidovudine +lamivudine) Alternative Regimens These combinations have been proven useful in clinical trials, but may havedisadvantages, such as less effectiveness or more side effects....
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My Dr. says that Reyataz and Norvir would need to be combined with 2 other medicines such as a combination pill like truvada or combivir. It would not be combined with lexiva. Does this mean I would be taking 4 different medicines instead of the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...meds in the liver.So, with Truvada, Reyataz and Norvir you are taking 4 meds but really 3 are doing the ant-HIV heavy lifting. Lexiva is another drug in the same class as Reyataz. So, using Reyataz and Lexiva is like drinking Coke and Pepsi. ... Read more »

viramune+combivir

My doctor gave me few choices to start treatment, i'm worried about rash...is viramune+combivir still a good option?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post. http://www.thebody.com/index/treat/guidelines_adult.html would not view the combination of AZT/3TC (Combivir) +nevirapine (Viramune) as a "preferred" combination, but rather, relegated to an alternative one. Rash can... Read more »

lexiva and combivir

My doctor has prescribed lexiva and combivir, twice daily, as my initial treatment. Is this a 'normal' first treatment option? What side effects should I be concerned with?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question.Lexiva (fosamprenavir) is one of the newest protease inhibitors to be approved. The drug was studied in treatment naive persons mostly Read more »

Rash occurring on various combinations of medications and exercise

I am female, 32 years old, recently started taking meds for the first time. The first combination was combivir/sustiva and I developed a rash by the next day that covered my whole body by the end of the week. I ceased all meds and waited for rash...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This was answered somewhat in the preceding questions. I would decrease exercise for a while until you appear to be tolerating a given regimen. KH Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Crixivan (indinavir) Invirase (saquinavir) Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir) Lexiva (fosamprenavir) Norvir (ritonavir) Prezista (darunavir or TMC-114) Reyataz... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...Bristol-Myers Squibb & generic 1995 Lamivudine Epivir 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 1997 Zidovudine/ lamivudine Combivir Combines AZT and 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 1998 Abacavir Ziagen ABC ViiV Healthcare & generic ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...your health care provider about obtainingan Abbott Positive Partnership PLUS Card or call 1-888-458-6442 Lexiva Brand Name:   Lexiva (Telzir in some countries outside the US) Other... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...kinase (relates to muscle problems   * These pill counts reflect the "normal" use of each drug. However, doctors are now combining antiretroviral medications in new ways. Doses of each drug may be higher or lower in the new combinations. Read more »
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Combivir only for PEP?

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...Hi, I was prescribed Combivir for a PEP regimen as a precaution following a possible exposure. From what I can gather on the web, Combivir is typically prescribed Read more »

Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
...I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly be Read more »