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Pharmacokinetics Of Epivir

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... Common Name: lamivudine or 3TC Brand Name: Epivir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day (or one 150 mg tablet twice daily), with or without food, and no food restrictions.
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Swithing from Epivir to Emtriva

Hi Doctor,Could I switch from Epivir to Emtriva to see if a possible side effect will stop, but if it does not go away, could I then switch back to Epivir? Thanks
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Both 3TC (Epivir) and FTC (Emtriva) are very well tolerated medications. The two are highly similar medications, with similar atomic structures Read more »

my regimen

I took Viramune+Ziagen+Epivir for more than a year, and took them twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Recently my doctor gave me Kivexa. When is correct to take the Kivexa pill, in the morning with the Viramune in a twice a day regimen,...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...Kivexa (Epzicom) is a combination of Ziagen (abacavir) and Epivir (3TC, lamivudine). Your doctor is right by changing your Ziagen + Epivir to a coformulation of these two pills that is easier Read more »

Once-a-day dosing of Epivir

My doctor has recommended that I take 2 Epivir tablets together, once a day, instead of spacing each tablet out by 12 hours. Do we know if this has been proven effective? I understand that Epivir is one of the easiest drug for the virus to mutate...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC) is not approved as a once daily therapy yet. I do know of some doctors that are prescribing this but I do not Read more »

nasty dreams from Sustiva

My partner changed his meds from Combivir and Viramune to Stockrin and Epivir and tenofovir. Okee. He had no side effect what so ever for 5 months. Only now, since 4 weeks he has really bad dreams, very bad dreams every night. Should he hang on a...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...quality to the extent that it simply needs to be changed. Changing to Viramune is reasonable and the combination of Viramune, Epivir, and Viread is fine. Although Viramune is not approved for once daily use, the pharmacokinetics support dosing it... Read more »

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

...Truvada with tenofovir (Viread) or emtricitabine (Emtriva); do not take Combivir along with zidovudine (Retrovir) or lamivudine (Epivir.) What Are PK Boosters? When some medications are taken by mouth, their levels in the blood are very low.... Read more »
The Well Project


...Women Process Drugs Differently? Pharmacokinetic Testing How to Make PK Work for You References What Is PK? Pharmacokinetics, also known as PK, is the study of how medications behave in and move through the body. PK is used to... Read more »
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Shortness of breath

Posted by garret99
...Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that is using stochrine,epivir and doc removed one of my meds and replaced it with the epivir. After 3 months my cd4 count went from 155 to Read more »

Epivir/hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have just stated taking Epivir and have noticed that my hair (on my head) is coming out slowly. I have read that hair loss is a rare side effect. My doctor Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Tim Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...I am currently taking epivir, zerit and viracept, but am thinking of switching to Trizivir (epivir,retrovir and ziagen in one tablet). Does anyone have any Read more »