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Kaletra And Epzicom Combination

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AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

...Manufacturer 1997 Zidovudine/lamivudine Combivir AZT or ZDV, 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 2000 Zidovudine/lamivudine/abacavir Trizivir AZT or ZDV, 3TC, ABC ViiV Healthcare & generic 2004 Abacavir/lamivudine Epzicom ABC, 3TC ViiV Healthcare & generic 2004 Emtricitabine/tenofovir Truvada Emtriva and Viread Gilead Sciences & generic   At present, the following combinations are only available outside the US...
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Switching from Epzicom to Truvada

I'm positive and have hepatitis B. I've been on Kaletra/Epzicom for 1.5 years. My hepatitis B is at the same level as where it was 6 months ago. Due to this, my doctor suggests that I switch from Epzicom to Truvada. How will this switch affect...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...If you have hepatitis B and HIV Truvada may be a better option for you that Epzicom. Truvada is a combination of two HIV medications: tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Both of those drugs have Read more »

Truvada & Epzicom regimen?

Thank you Dr. for your time, Is it considered a "safe and effective" PEP therapy to use TRUVADA and EPZICOM together (as a regimen) for 28 days, even though the TRUVADA website says NOT to use EPZICOM with TRUVADA together...because both contain...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I think that your's is another example of a PEP regimen prescribed by a provider who must not know HIV medicine.Truvada and Epzicom should never be prescribed together- they are very similar in mechanism and as you point out, the FTC and 3TC... Read more »

The first line of therapy (from Moscow)

Hello, i m from Russia, i m going start treatment for the first time/ My doctor recommend me Epzicom+Intelence for the first line? My analysis: CD4 - 267, 18%, viral - 4500 and thrombocytopenia, hepatitis C - negative for 2 year pcr. One year ago i...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That new regimen should be just fine for you. Read more »

I need to know

I am now taking Viramune, Epivir and Zerit. What I would like to know is can I switch the Zerit for Kaletra. Thank you Stan.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...(Viramune) and 3TC (Epivir) with either tenofovir (Viread or in combination with FTC in Truvada) or abacavir (Zigen, also combined in Epzicom). Such regimens would be consistent with current US and international treatment guidelines.I hope that... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...from my old regimen. I've read that Epzicom is no longer considered a "preferable" treatment. What should I do? I've been on Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) and Epzicom for a year and a half now. Because I also have hepatitis B, my doctor... Read more »
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...durable and long-lasting -- earning it a place on the treatment guidelines preferred regimen backbones. And like the other combos, combining the drugs extends their patent life for the company -- an added incentive beyond the convenience of... Read more »
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FAQs About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...Side Effects | Drug Interactions | Switching Formulations | Monotherapy Starting Treatment I recently started Kaletra. My viral load dropped from 4000 to 150 in two months. Is this good or should I have reached an undetectable... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
...Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to Read more »

New to all this... from England

Posted by Jeeves01, 7 Replies
...following choices of combo's, and I wondered if any of you could offer your opinions as to their tolerability, potency etc: - Epzicom + Sustiva - Truvada + Sustiva - Truvada + Reyataz + Norvir My Doctor has filled me in as to the pro's/con's of... Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you may have. ... Read more »