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AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

... What Is Lamivudine? Who Should Take Lamivudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as
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Cymbalta+nevirapine+lamivudine+viread

Dear doctor ,I was prescribed by my psiquiatric Cymbalta(duloxetine) for my depression since paroxetine was not working all rihgt.I would really like to knoe if this drug has any interaction witn the antiretrivirals I am taking which are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generaly Cymbalta can be taken safely with your nevirapine based regimeln in my experience and to my knowledge. If any reader knows of a concern (still needs to be reasonably monitored) please post experience or a reference. KH Read more »

Side effects Atripla vs. (Abacavir + Lamivudine + Efavirenz)?

Hello,I am an international student currently studying in the United States but that may eventually have to go back to South America. I was detected HIV last December, and I know the infection occurred last summer. I have been following my viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most patients would do OK if switching from Atripla to efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir (particularly if HLA B5701 negative). The major issue with starting efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir is a higher Read more »

Lamivudine and cotrimoxazole

Dear doctor,I have read a book about HIV treatment and there is one drug,Lamivudine, that has interaction with Cotrimoxazole. But in reality the doctor never do dose adjustment (the patient takes 960mg of Cotrimoxazole and 300mg of Lamivudine...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear Vatana,I don't know of any significant drug interactions between lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) and cotrimoxazole (Septra, Bactrim). These drugs are frequently co-administered.DW Read more »

Milk Thistle effectiveness and Lamivudine as monotherapy

I was diagnosed Hep-B 18 months ago and began Lamivudine monotherapy(100 mg daily) 14 months ago. I have also been taking Milk Thistle daily (200mg). What has been your experience with the effectiveness of Milk Thistle - it seems to have more...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...too. It does seem to lower enzyme levels, but does not do anything to the virus. You are right to worry about resistance with lamivudine monotherapy. It can be as high as 40% after one year. On the other hand, the resistant virus may be less fit,... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

GlaxoSmithKline Issues Voluntary License for Lamivudine, Zidovudine to South African Generic Drug Company

...a joint venture between Adcock Ingram and India's Ranbaxy Laboratories -- will be allowed to produce generic versions of lamivudine and zidovudine, as well as a pill that combines the two drugs, South Africa's Business Day reports... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Performs Better Than Abacavir/Lamivudine in Subgroup of Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV-Infected Individuals

...antiretroviral therapy (ART), it has been unclear which of two commonly used drug combinations is safer and more effective: abacavir plus lamivudine or tenofovir plus emtricitabine. Now, the first published results of a study known as A5202... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor... Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...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 a day After another blood test to make sure that my liver and... Read more »

EXPIRED HIV MEDICINES

Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
...but it is so bad to give expired drugs persons living with this deadly and dangerous disease like HIV. I take Nevirapine, Lamivudine & Zidovudine tablets which already does not help my Liver Enlargement but what option do i have than to... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

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

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
ok, just got back from the doc's office and he told me that as of today, i'm on meds. we've already talked about this and i already decided to start with combivir and kaletra. he agrees, until my geneo type comes back from the labs. i want to know... Read more »