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Side Effects Of Truvada Vs Epzicom

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Brand name: Epzicom Generic name: abacavir sulfate (abacavir)/lamivudine, or ABC/3TC Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $1,169.26/month Standard Dose: One tablet (600 mg abacavir/300 mg lamivudine), once a day, with or without food, with no dietary restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is closer to the time of your...
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Epzicom or Truvada and side effects

Hi Doctor, thank you for your support of this site.I am considering commencing HIV treatment at this time as recommended by my doctor. My choice is either Truvada or Epzicom combined with Sustiva.From what we now know at this time, in your opinion...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thanks for posting.Tenofovir/FTC (TRUVADA) and abacavir/lamviduine (EPZICOM, KIVEXA) are the most widely prescribed NRTI combinations in North America and Europe. Both are generally very well tolerated and effective, though there are... Read more »

truvada or epzicom?

i am currently on edurant and epzicom,my t cells have been in the 500 range and viral load has been bouncing from 50 to 140,has been under 20 since1967 just been reading these new viral loads the past 1 year and half.My doctor suggested changing to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Both Epzicom and Truvada are widely used NRTI combos; they have different side effect and toxicity profiles, and I wonder if some of that was relevant for your use of Epzicom today.That said, if you don't have... Read more »

Truvada verses Epzicom

Hello,I have been on truvada for most of my therapy (13yrs) but recently switched to Epzicom/Tivicay early this year due to some light neuropathy.I would like to switch back to Truvada/with Tivicay because I havent been feeling well on my current...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Since you didn't have any problems with viral load or drug resistance, there's no problem in switching back to Truvada with your Tivicay. I'd be surprised if the neuropathic symptoms that you experienced... Read more »

Sustiva and Epzicom vs. Truvada

Hi...This is less a question than what I suppose may come off as a testimonial. I began treatment last month with a viral load of 330k and a cd4 of 230. My regimen consisted of once-daily Sustiva & the new once-daily epzicom. I developed a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your comments.Both of the new fixed-dose combination pills, Epzicom and Truvada have been shown to be very effective and potent in combination with efavirenz (Sustiva). As you have experienced, a percentage of persons who take Epzicom... Read more »
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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 to the... Read more »

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 the Epzicom...nausea, lethargy, and just not "feeling right." Any information... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
David, I read your Email and brought the PDF forward. Dr. Ben was very watchful when I initially got started and had follow up calls to me regarding any problems if in deed I was blinded on the Abacavir. Either I am on it and am fine or I am not... Read more »

Atripla side effects (what not someone else with Atripla Drama)

Posted by Kenn, 3 Replies
Looking for another opinion if I should continue with Atripla and try to ride out the next two weeks or stop and try another medication. I'm on day 5, I have a history of anxiety and so far this has been multiplied two fold. I have been walking... Read more »