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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

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 have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Epzicom are called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme...
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Maybe missed a dose

I have been taking medication for nearly 7 years and am undetectable - Kivexa and Stocrin once daily. No side effects. I have missed perhaps three doses in all that time. This morning it seemed to me that I forgot to take the meds last evening...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Since efavirenz (Stocrin, Sustiva) can cause the symptoms that you describe, there's no way to really be sure if you had taken 1 or 2 doses.Nevertheless, I'd recommend just continuing your medications on... Read more »

Missed doses

I have been on Sustiva and Kivexa for a year now, and have been completely adherent until this week. My viral load is undetectable but I have not had a test since my missed dose.I usually take my meds at 1030pm, but forgot to take them, realising at...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.A single late dose won't cause any long-term problems-- indeed, I think that you're being overly careful. After your missed dose, I would have just picked up the next evening (and not worried about nudging... Read more »

If I miss and dose, should I double dose?

I just realized that I missed my morning dose of kaletra (though I took my emtriva and the other one whose name escapes me.) I just took my evening dose of 3. Should I double up on my kaletra (take 3 more now in the evening for a total of 6) or...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
No. If you miss a dose and 12 hours haveelapsed, you should just resume taking the normal dosage.If you missed a dose and discovered the error6 hours after it was due, I would advise you to take the next dose at that moment, and thengradually... Read more »

Missed doses / double doses

Hello Dr.I have a general question and one concern. First, the concern: I think I missed one doses of Atripla. My last numbers were 77 viral load, almost three months ago, so I would expect to be undetectable now. I think I missed it for one day...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.A single viral load of 77 has no real importance- especially if the preceding tests were undetectable. While it's not a perfect score, our medications do a very good job in suppressing the virus. Remember, the goal... Read more »
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missed

Posted by jab, 1 Reply
missed sustiva dose, should I take it now Read more »

Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail?
I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you... Read more »

I miss Ravi

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Don't you??? Read more »