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Side Effects Of Truvada Vs Combivir

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Combivir

Brand name: Combivir Generic name: lamivudine/zidovudine, or 3TC/AZT Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $1,081.70/month Standard Dose: One tablet (150 mg lamivudine/300 mg zidovudine) twice a day (12 hours apart), with or without food, with no dietary restrictions. Take missed dose as...
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Combivir vs Truvada

My apologies to bug you again but you say that my numbers are on track:) Do you think my regime is the best possible, in your opinion, or would you have started with something else? It seems from other post this Truvada seems better? I don't go...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
From your previous post - you are on Combivir and Sustiva and responding quite well to this regimen. If you have had no side effects, then nothing needs to be changed. Although it is true that Truvada outperformed Combivir in a recent head to head... Read more »

Combivir or Truvada

I have been on a regiment of Combivir and Sustiva for the last 19 months with no negative side effects and remaining undectable with a cd4 hovering around 450 and cd4% on the rise, starting at 8% and now at 15%. I had asked my doctor about...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The switch you describe should not be a problem. Potency is not an issue here and the side effect profile of Truvada is very favorable. Regarding anemia, this is seen in some people on AZT but it is much more common in those with low CD4 cell... Read more »

Combivir or Truvada

I have been on a regiment of Combivir and Sustiva for the last 19 months with no negative side effects and remaining undectable with a cd4 hovering around 450 and cd4% on the rise, starting at 8% and now at 15%. I had asked my doctor about switching...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Truvada + Sustiva has the advantage of once a day therapy (also true for Epzicom + Sustiva), less anemia, and perhaps better CD4 response than the traditional (and generally very effective) Combivir + Sustiva regimen. I often switch patients to a... Read more »

switching combivir for truvada

I was diagnosed in April 2003 and have been on Sustiva/Combivir ever since - good labs, good tolerance & no detrimental side effects of any kind. My doc has suggested switching to Truvada, mainly for the ease of a once a day pill. I'm...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I often encourage patients to switch from one regimen that is working to another one if there is an advantage to the regimen under consideration. Once a day therapy is preferred by many patients so that is a common switch option that generally works... Read more »
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Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side... Read more »

Starting Therapy Need Info-Lexiva/Combivir

Posted by dretti, 3 Replies
I tested+ a month ago,still adapting,my doc wants to start therapy.Any experience from anybody taking lexiva/combivir
Any side effects experienced,my major fear, any changes in your physical appearence.Anyone with any advice would greatly be... Read more »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 3 Replies
hello
Just went to a new DR said to go with this combo and i am wondering did it help anyone. i used to take Combivir and Crixivan and he said those are old meds no one takes them anymore there is so much better out there now...is he correct are... Read more »

Are you a long term Sustiva/Truvada user

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
I am curious about the long term effects of these medicines from actual users. I read the pamphlets and what doctors "claim" but I wanted some feedback from actual users
Thanks for responding ;) Read more »