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Side Effects Of Combivir Vs Epzicom

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Epzicom

... Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate and lamivudine Brand Name: Epzicom Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One tablet (600 mg Ziagen/abacavir sulfate/ABC and 300 mg Epivir /lamivudine/3TC), once a day, with or without food,
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longtime side effects of Epzicom - correction of previous email

Best doctors,Unfortunately there was one essential mistake in my previous email of today. So Im sending you this instead. The mistake is in capital letters, and corrected here.Please help me with any knowledge you have so far on the long term side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...switch to Truvada would help that (same goes with depression concern) though given that there are individual variations in drug side effect sensitivity a switch to Truvada might still be a consideration if no other likely factors are identified.... Read more »

Long term side effects of Epzicom

Please help me with any knowledge you have so far on the long term side effects of Epzicom. I was on Combivir and Viramune from the beginning of year 2003 to 2006. I tolerated the drugs well, except for that I had constantly a light anemia, which...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...The symptoms of depression and the pain in your legs that you are describing is not something I have observed with Epzicom in my clinical practice and is not something that has been mentioned as a consistent issue in people who have taken Epzicom. Read more »

trizivir vs combivir

I have been hiv poz for 22 years. Never really been sick. I have been on hiv meds for 15 years and done pretty well with them.I am undetectable and t-cell are 600 I have been on trizivir,norivir and reataz for 3 years and I have had no side effects....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...prospective randomized studies failed to show such association).A different and more commonly employed simplification to consider is to drop the AZT part of Trizivir, and continue on the combination of Epzicom (abacavir+3TC) with the protease... Read more »

Trizivir vs combivir

Hi Docs! Thanks for all your great insight on these forums, which I have found immensely helpful. After several years of passively reading your comments, it's finally time for me to ask a question. I've been on Trizivir + Sustiva for 3 years...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. You are correct in that the comparative study of Trizivir/Sustiva versus Combivir/Sustiva showed no advantage to the 4 drug regimen (Trizivir is a combination of AZT, 3TC, and abacavir) over the 3 drug combination. Read more »
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Combivir

...zidovudine (AZT) and lamivudine (3TC) Brand Name: Combivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

... What Is Lamivudine? Who Should Take Lamivudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Availability | Side Effects Starting Treatment I am 37 years old and have been HIV positive for about two years. My doctor wants me to Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in... Read more »
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New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
...Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to Read more »

depression

Posted by dElle, 6 Replies
...everyone. I just wanted to get some feedback on anyone who is taking antidepressants. I have been + for over 3 years and am taking Epzicom and Sustiva. HIV has not taken over my life and I am fairly well adjusted (numbers are great too). As... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't Read more »