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Lamivudine Mechanism Of Action

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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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how long the treatment of lamivudine

How long is the treatment of lamivudine? My boyfriend was already taking it for 3 montns? Thank you very much..
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The duration of therapy is not a set one - it depends on the response of the patient. The levels of virus in the blood and the outcome of hepatitis B e antigen are important levels to follow. 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 »

mechanism of action of fusion inhibitors

how do fusion inhibitor act to treat HIV
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
There's a ton of information on thebody.com that describes how fusion inhibitors work. You might want to also check out www.fuzeon.com.If you're more into graphics, check out the video link in this message! It's very cool. Fuzeon Video 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 »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called Kivexa. Generic versions... Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART): zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC). Combivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively... Read more »
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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 »
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unprotected sex----ECLIA test

Posted by haohaode, 1 Reply
...4 February, i had unprotected vaginal sex with a thai sex worker for less than two minutes. within 24 hours i took Kaletra, lamivudine and zidovudine for 28 days. on 30 March(8 weeks later), this woman had ECLIA/ Roche Diagnostics test with... 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 »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or anyone has been told... Read more »

Feeling "refrigerated" upon waking up?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...opportunistic infections at bay, my CD4 up, and my viral load undetectable. My medication consists of: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine I can only imagine that in some people this early-morning "refrigerated" feeling is a result of one or all of... Read more »