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Lamivudine Zidovudine

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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 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...
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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
Hello and thanks for your post and words.This is a somewhat unusual PEP regimen-- most would utilize either a 2 NRTI regimen (like zidovudine+lamivudine or tenofovir+lamivudine), rather than a triple nuke regimen.Generally, PEP regimens that include... Read more »

antibodies to HIV ?? With PEP... Please anwser... Thanks! MR,B

Dear Dr.Bob, Please help me understand my risk and if the Pep meds are any good. OK! I was curious about anal sex. I met a man, long story shot. He put condom on and put his penus in between my butt cheeks around my anus. I did not feel it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Yes, lamivudine plus zidovudine is a recommended two-drug PEP regimen (although it's not my personal favorite).2. Most likely no.3.The AZT component (zidovudine) can be associated with fatigue, anemia, gastrointestinal problems and other... Read more »

drug expiration

happy new year dr. kieth! i owuld just like to ask, i was given new set of meds- combivir- lamivudine and zidovudine.the box says it expires jan 2009. it was manufactured feb 2007.i can see that shlef life would be this right? so would...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Should be OK through Jan 2009 in vast majority of situations. KH Read more »

Bad reactions from meds?!

Hi dr.Ben, lately i've been having these kind of mosquito bites around my hands and my feet, is that some sort of side effects from the meds, i've been on Lamivudine+Zidovudine and Invirase, and Norvir for 2 and half months now ...and if it is!! is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.I'm not sure if you're describing true insect bites or not, but if so, there is no association between bites and HIV medications.If not, then you might be having some sort of skin eruption, perhaps hyperpigmentation (a... Read more »
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)

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 »
The Body PRO

Addition of Short-Course Zidovudine/Lamivudine to Single-Dose Viramune Decreases Development of Maternal NNRTI-Resistant HIV

The crucial issue of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV in underdeveloped countries was again raised at this conference, with more data reported on nevirapine (NVP, Viramune) resistance. Reducing transmission by 50% with only 2 doses per... Read more »
The Body PRO

Zidovudine/Lamivudine/Abacavir May Be Effective Alone for Induction Maintenance

Background "Induction maintenance" is a treatment strategy that uses a more potent regimen initially and drops back to a less potent (and hopefully less toxic) regimen after the initial response. It is modeled on cancer chemotherapy, which has... 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 »


Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
Hiya all, is so sad in some part of the World like Africa more especially Ghana where expired drugs are given to hiv positive people. I don't know which organisation or how the drugs gets to Ghana, but it is so bad to give expired drugs persons... Read more »

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 »

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 »