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Missed Dose Kaletra And Epzicom

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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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Switching from Viracept and Comvivir to Kaletra and Epzicom

Hi,I am switching from Viracept and Combivir to Kaletra and Epzicom due to resistance. I am very concerned about the possiblity of lipodystrophy. What is the percentage of people who experience this side effect and is it permanent? Is there...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Thank you for your post.The most important issue in selecting a second-round treatment regimen is to know, as accurately as possible, the pattern of drug resistance and drug susceptibility that you have after failure of your first regimen. In our... Read more »

Epzicom + Kaletra

I am 37 y/o male CD4 569, VL undetectable. Have been taking Kaletra/truvada for aprox 5 years never missed a dose. On recent labs I was told I presented with 30+ proteinuria attributed to truvada use. After sensitivity testing to abacavir, my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Your's is an important question. Tenofovir (TDF, part of Truvada and Atripla) is rarely associated with kidney injury; the risk of TDF-associated injury seem to be higher in persons who either have kidney... Read more »

On PEP, Truvada Kaletra, Missed 1 dose of Kaletra

last night i missed 1 dose of kaletra and went to bed. When i woke up i continued as normal with dosing Truvada and Kaletra. I am 13 days in and started PEP 16 hours after exposure. Will that missed dose of Kaletra make a difference and allow the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thanks for posting.Missing a single dose of your Kaletra won't have any significant impact on the effectiveness of PEP. Indeed, Kaletra can be taken once-daily, so should this happen again, I'd consider taking all of your meds... Read more »

Missed a dose of Truvada+Kaletra (PEP) and took it again

Hi, I forgot to take my dose (truvada+kaletra) last night at 11 PM and just took it now at 06AM. At 10 AM I'll take another dose of kaletra. Will it be ok? Will the virus be resistent now?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,The single late dose of your PEP won't have any significant impact, nor promote drug resistance. Indeed, if this circumstance, I probably would have recommended just skipping the late dose.Be well,BY... Read more »
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First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
Hey guys (and gals). I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...

My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir +... Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello.
I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra.
I hear that the newer formulation of Kaletra has less side effects that the old one - has anyone... Read more »

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 »