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AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...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 antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in...
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Meds

Hi,My partner is pos for 7 years. He stopped using meds half a year ago. In May his labs were 137 cd4 and viral load was 200000. Blood count was ideal. He decided to start meds again because of these results. He started using Trizivir, but he was...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...contain the same drug called abacavir which can cause a strong (hypersensitivity) reaction especially upon second use. Also zidovudine (AZT) is part of trizivir which can cause nausea and anemia which may make him light-headed. Missing many... 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
...HIV medications.If not, then you might be having some sort of skin eruption, perhaps hyperpigmentation (a known side effect of zidovudine -AZT).Either way, I'd discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Skin symptoms are very difficult to diagnose... Read more »

will marijuana effect abacivir or combivir?

i'm a healthy 20 year old hiv infected male who enjoys smoking marijuana. Due to its illegal nature i have a problem asking my military tricare doctor its effect on my current medication(abacivir and combivir) is marijuana that bad for an infected...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question. In general terms, marijuana should have no significant reaction with zidovudine/lamivudine (Combivir) or abacavir. My only concern with recreational drugs is the potential for overuse, leading to possible Read more »

possibility of hypersensitivity reaction when restarting Trizivir

I am a 36 y/o male diagnosed HIV+ in 1999. My current cd4 is 766 26%, and VL 56650. I have elected to restart Trizivir and Viread. I have taken both of these medications in the past without any problems apart from the usual run of the mill side...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...interested in making such a change.With regards to hypersensitivity to abacavir when restarting trizivir, the combination pill of zidovudine, abacavir and lamivudine. In general, people who have been on abacavir in the past without developing a... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Trizivir

... Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate, zidovudine, and lamivudine Brand Name: Trizivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...drugs in single tablet form. Abacavir and lamivudine are available in a single tablet called Epzicom. Abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine are available in a single tablet called Trizivir. Dosage Form/Administration Abacavir sulfate comes in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...reaction to abacavir, do not ever start taking it again. A few allergic patients who re-started abacavir had life-threatening reactions. If you ever stopped abacavir for any reason (for example, because you ran out), talk to your health care... Read more »
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my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
...I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...can cause pancreatitis, peripheral neuropathy, nausea and headache. Abacavir and amprenavir can cause serious hypersensitivity reactions. Efavirenz may cause dysphoria and nightmares. If treatment needs to be stopped, all medications should be... Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.avert.org/needlestick.htm http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/needlestick_injuries.html You guys if you read these youll see why im so damn paranoid ok im so sorry for all of this shit im doing to you and fuck dont say in hurting... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »