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Reaction To Combivir

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Combivir Reaction?

I started meds on 11/22/06 with the initial regimen of Sustiva/Epzicom. Due to a reaction to the Epzicom, I was switched to Truvada. Last week, my doctor switched me to Combivir due to concern for my Kidneys.On the first day with Combivir, I was a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A significant minority of patients experience nausea or other GI complaints when starting AZT (usually diminishes over the first month). Short term use of Truvada in situations like yours generally would be OK until you can consult with your HIV... Read more »

Sustiva and Combivir reaction after treatment interruption

I've been HIV + since 1997, and was placed on meds right away. I've been undetectible until my... Read more »

PEP - Combivir Allergic Reaction

Hi Doc,I think you are great! I know you are very busy, but I was hoping you could give me some... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

Counterfeit Drugs: Check Combivir, Serostim, Epogen

...(abacavir); the FDA also sent warnings. The main concern was that about 5% of patientsreceiving abacavir develop a hypersensitivity reaction, whichcould be life-threatening if not handled correctly. Ifpatients and their physician did not know... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epzicom

...common side effects of Epzicom are the same as the drugs it contains -- see Epivir and Ziagen. Of note is the hypersensitivity reaction (HSR, an allergic-like reaction) warning on Ziagen (abacavir); see Ziagen. A simple and inexpensive blood test... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Trizivir

...Trizivir are the same as those of the drugs it contains -- see Epivir, Retrovir, and Ziagen. Of note is the hypersensitivity reaction (HSR, an allergic-like reaction) warning on abacavir; see Ziagen. A simple and inexpensive blood test for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

... What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
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Does anyone feel good on meds??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I found out I was HIV pos last year. Doing well, feeling great, normal CD4 and percentages and VL less than 1500 on three tests. No meds needed yet per my HIV doc. Reading the posts here and letters to the experts it seems everyone is having... Read more »

Dreams question

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
...I have been on the Combivir/Sustiva for the little over a year now that I have known about my status. I had my first day of the sustiva holucinations and Read more »

NAUSEA!!!

Posted by dj1979, 5 Replies
...this in the Treatment Forum, but I don't think many people check there, so I'm reposting it in Living with HIV. I started on Combivir and Sustiva on Saturday, because my CD4 had fallen to 222. I feel nauseous all the time - just kind of queasy.... Read more »