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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

What Is 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 approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Lamivudine is also known as 3TC. The drugs in Combivir are called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the...
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LAMIVUDINE & ZIDOVUDINE CON EFAVIRENZ QUE HAGO?

TOMO ESTE TRATAMIENTO DESDE HACE 3 AOS Y ME METI EN UN GYM Y ME RECOMENDARON INYECTARME DECADURABULIN, PROBIRON Y CIPIONATO DE TESTOTERONA Y EN ESE MOMENTO POR IGNORANCIA DIJE DE UNA QUE NO LUEGO OTRO ME DIJO QUE ME INYECTARA WINTROL Y DECADURABULIN...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas tardes.No deberas estar siguiendo los consejos de la gente que trabaja en tu gym cuando pertenece a los frmacos de cualquier tipo. Respecto a este tema, debes consultar con tu mdico especialista en VIH. Y punto. Un entrenador puede... Read more »

Is it safe to take creatine with Lamivudine + Zidovudine and efavirenz?

Hello Mr. Vergel, Im marc from Beirut 29 years old just diagnosed with HIV from 3 month ago and had to start the treatment directly, I am now on Duovir (Lamivudine + Zidovudine) and Effavir (efavirenz).Honestly I used not to skip the gym used to go...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am glad you are regaining control of your health after adjusting from the shock of your HIV diagnosis. As you know, we can live long and healthy lives, and many of us become even more motivated to exercise, eat well and take care of ourselves... Read more »

Can anaemic person use Combavir (lamivudine/zidovudine)?

The patient's CD4 count is unknown (machine broken) but hemoglobin level is 11.6 The doctors here in Tanzania have immediately started her on ARV treatment because of her HB count: Combavir and Efavirenz. Our concern is that the literature...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is correct that the zidovudine (AZT) in Combivir could cause anemia or worsen it. The issue is whether there is an alternative. Stavudine (d4T) remains in wide use in Africa despite a host of other toxicities including neuropathy, and can be... Read more »

Tenofovir, lamivudine+zidovudine and Kaletra as pep

Dear Doctor,I had a possible sexual exposure to HIV and managed to start pep about 30 hours after the high-risk situation. I live in Brazil, and it was really hard to get this treatment, but now I'm afraid my regimen was no correctly chosen....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You indeed are receiving an unusual PEP regimen.1) It's not likely to be ineffective, rather just more than needed.2) You're on day 23 of a planned 28 (or 30), I'd try to complete the treatment course if... Read more »
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AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

Meds shortage - Advice please!

Posted by DaphZimbabwe, 1 Reply
I am currently on meds taking Lamivudine, Tenofovir and Eviferanz (sp). I get my meds from the local clinic but they are short of Efivarenz. I can still only take Lamivudine and tenofovir? I currently don't have money to buy the third. Can these... Read more »

ARV combination

Posted by mark4586lopez, 2 Replies
Hello

Been reading some of the threads here. I'm kinda new to the meds everyone is taking and mentioning here.

May I know what med combination are you taking?

Mine's Lamivudine/Zadovudine and Efavirens. I heard that our first line of meds that we have... Read more »

Liver Function

Posted by NYRN, 1 Reply
I'm taking viread, invirase, didanosine, zidovudine and valtrex and my latest labs indicate high on the liver screens. Has anyone had any liver issues - I don't drink so it's not that! Read more »