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Side Effects Of Epzicom And Lexiva And Norvir

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...treatmentover the years. The guidelines have been changed a number of times. Someearlier versions 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 people with higher CD4 counts. There is now more proof that untreated HIV has a negative impact on...
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Alternative to Norvir/Reyataz

Since reading so much on this website about Norvir and lipo... what is the alternative to the Norvir/Reyataz combo if one is on Truvada?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine patients with nevirapine being more lipid/fat friendly in most cases but more of a slight risk for other serious side effects. KH Read more »

GI side effect

I was on Kaletra/Truvada for about two years with persistent GI side effects (mostly diarrhea, but gas and cramps as well). I stayed on this combo because I was in a study. I developed coping strategies, mostly keeping an extra set of clothes in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...contribute to gut symptoms in some patients. Have you tried abacavir instead of tenofovir (if HLA B5701 negative) often substituting Epzicom for Truvada? When Epzicom is used with atazanavir then the use of ritonavir is not necessarily required... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir or Kaletra?

I'm a 40 year old male. I was diagnosed HIV+ three years ago and started medications 6 months later. My current regimine is Epzicom, 300mg Reyataz boosted with 100mg Norvir. Current cd4 is 970 and viral load has been undetectable for the past 2...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...solution, I believe that there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that once-daily Kaletra isn't as effective and more side effect-prone than twice daily. (To say nothing of Abbott's corporate ethics.)For these reasons, we have been... Read more »

Should I switch my regimen to Atripla?

I have been on a regimen of Norvir,Trizivir, and Lexiva twice a day for a few years. While it is working there are side affects including higher cholesterol levels, increase in triglyceride levels, and sore muscles and fatigue from the AZT. I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...your problem. One part of a new regimen might be Epzicom instead of Trizivir in order to delete the AZT and its attendant side effects. Also, recent studies have shown no advantage to having this extra 4th drug (AZT) on board. Viramune is a... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

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 start treatment. Read more »
Project Inform

Four Posters Add to Our Knowledge of Lexiva

...have shown Kaletra to be somewhat better than other HIV drugs in terms of increasing CD4 counts. There were also more side effects among people taking Lexiva. Overall, 42% of those on Lexiva reported some side effect compared to 27% for Kaletra.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...Drug name Drug class How many times a day the drug is usually taken Some of the side effects the drug may have We have also listed the drug makers and their Web address so you can... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Cause and (Side) Effects

...drug's page for details, or refer to the manufacturer's package insert for a full, comprehensive list of potential drug side effects. Remember that side effects may or may not occur. Some are more common than others, and individuals react... 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 »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...[ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you may have. Cheers Mondo 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 »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed Read more »