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Long Term Side Effects Of Abacavir

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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, drugs have been developed that can treat a wide range of medical
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Hives and fat lips, with fatigue

I am female 49, hiv+ since 96, currently taking trizvir,reyataz and retoniver, recently I have been breaking out in Hives, or swollen, lips, and a soar throat, I have been taking Benadryal. I have been on these meds since 2002 and have never had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...consult a board certified allergist for an evaluation. Also, in terms of your current medication regimen, I would suggest you consider switching Truvada for Trizivir to avoid the possible toxicities and long-term side effects associated with the... Read more »

Treatment change due to side effects

Hi Everyone and more importantly the Medical Expert, I have been HIV + for one and a half years and 6 months ago when my CD4 count went to 400, I asked my doctor to start treatment early. She agreed and I started with Atripla.. MY CD4 went to 540...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The goal for long term treatment is for patients to do well with few or no side effects while maintaining good blood test results. Thus, your current Read more »

after long term use,what are the effects

i have been on Reyataz 200mg.and trizivar for over 5 years are there any long term use side affects i should be concerned with?i have a fatty growth on my pancreas and my dr. says that after a point fat can start to attatch itself to your organs...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There isn't much information on long term use of Reyataz since it has not been widely used for more than 3-5 years. My own experience with long term use in patients has Read more »

good combo?

I have been on reyataz and epzicom for about three months. So far so good side effect wise. I was wondering what is known about the long term side effects of these drugs. Do they cause lipoatrophy in the face or something else I should watch for?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...excellent one to take. If you take the pills, the likelihood of them producing a good virologic response is quite high. As for side effects, the only issue would be the possible hypersensitivity reaction associated with abacavir. If you have... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...forms the nucleoside backbone for nearly all HAART regimens since the HAART era began. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in... Read more »
The Body PRO

A Slice of Atazanavir, but Hold the Ritonavir: Switch to Unboosted Dose Still Effective After 120 Weeks, With Good Lipid Findings

...people begin taking it, they may experience any number of gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea and diarrhea; and over the long term, Norvir may be associated with lipid problems, including elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. The ARIES... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Availability | Side Effects Starting Treatment I am 37 years old and have been HIV positive for about two years. My doctor wants me to Read more »
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Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...screwed up about the whole thing) I am currently undectable and I?m taking Reyataz [atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. Cheers Mondo Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hello everyone!! I am a 36 year old man who has been HIV + for about 12 years. I have been on long term "cocktail therapy" (Crixivan /Combivir) for almost 3 years. My CD4 counts have risen from an all time low of Read more »

Taking charge of your life

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
...other times i hear the meds are worse than the disease. I want to fight but not for nothing. Not for a few years of horrible side effects that won't let me leave the house. I don't expect this to be a cake walk. I got this by making a... Read more »