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Lamivudine And Zidovudine Side Effects

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An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

...and zidovudine (Retrovir). Both of these medicines are nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lamivudine and zidovudine are approved individually by the FDA for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children. Because these two medicines are frequently prescribed together, the manufacturer has combined them...
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Difficulty adjusting to meds

Hi,I have started meds just 6 weeks ago. I am taking Stocrin (efavirenz) and Zilarvir (Lamivudine, Zidovudine). I am experiencing several side effects and am unsure if my doctor is giving me good advise. I am experiencing fatigue, nausea, slight...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You may be experiencing a combination of zidovudine side effects (nausea and fatigue) and persistence efavirenz effects (dizziness). If an alternative to zidvudine is available to you (tenofovir Read more »

Side effects

I just started on HAART and I am having some side effects. I feel my brain is cooking, insonia,etc... Will this pass? I have been 6 days on sustiva/lamivudine/zidovudine...????
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Ouch-sounds like you are having efavirenz related side effects. They usually diminish over the first several weeks. Perhaps only 5-10% of patients continue to have annoying central nervous Read more »

PEP Combination (day 1)

Corrections from last post:Hi there doctors,thank you once again for providing great advice about the treatments for HIV. I am currently on PEP (day 1) which consists of Viread (Tenofovir), Epivir (Lamivudine) and Zidovudine (Retrovir). I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...occasionally are associated with lower red blood cell counts (anemia). Over the short term, however, there are rarely serious side effects-- should you have side effects or symptoms, be sure to bring them to the attention of your healthcare... Read more »

side effects

I'm using trimune and everything was okay but i realised it removes fat from my legs, arms and face and deposits it to the stomach. This makes me look older than my age. I went to see a doctor and he told me this medicine cotains LAMIVUDINE,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge Triomune containes stavudine, lamivudine, and nevirapine. For fat loss problems the component in Triomune most likely to be involved is the stavudine (not the nevirapine). Thus if possible I would recommend seeing if an alternative... Read more »

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...of abacavir, lamivudine, or zidovudine. These individuals should not take Trizivir. Contraindications Warnings and side effects of Trizivir may be similar to those for each of the medicines separately. (See individual drug fact sheets for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Combivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs... Read more »

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...given by intravenous infusion into a vein. Zidovudine has been combined with other antiretroviral drugs in single tablet form. Lamivudine and zidovudine are available in a single tablet called Combivir. Abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...What Is Trizivir? Who Should Take Trizivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Trizivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Trizivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three... 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 »

Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
...I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...micronuclei ? small, damaged pieces of broken-off DNA. The micronucleus test is commonly used to study the potential DNA-damaging effects of chemicals. They found a ten-fold increase in the number of micronucleated blood cells ? in both the... Read more »

get ready, get set.............. go meds

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
...agrees, until my geneo type comes back from the labs. i want to know everyone's opinion about these drugs and what to expect, aside from everything i've already researched. ok, maybe i'm just a little nervous, waiting for 10pm to take them for... Read more »