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Side Effects Of Truvada 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
...lipoatrophy (or fat loss) in patients who were on a regimen that included Epzicom. I think if your doctor feels that switching to Truvada might positively impact your symptoms then trying this approach seems reasonable.Good luck,Joe Read more »

Worried about Epzicom side effects

Hi Dr.Bob, my questions is regarding my current drug regimen. I've been on meds since 2005. i'm currently undetectable and my t cell's are over 500. i am overweight but i have no other conditions except borderline High Cholesterol. i started out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Jay,I, too, tend to shy away from Epzicom if there are other equally good or, in many cases, better options from which to choose. Regarding your best options, that would Read more »

Truvada Vs Epzicom plus Kaletra

Hi Doc,I just started meds as part of a clinical trial (www.clinicaltrials.gov). I need to take Epzicom & Truvada (one of which is a placebo) plus 6 pills of kaletra everyday (a total of 8 pills and again one pill is just a placebo) for two 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. Side effects from medications come in one of two varieties: short-term and long-term. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea might be an example Read more »
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Truvada

...Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) ... Read more »
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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

... What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to Read more »
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FAQs About Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Dosage | Side Effects | Coinfections | Truvada as PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) | Availability Starting Treatment My HIV 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 »
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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 the Epzicom...nausea, lethargy, and just not 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 to the... Read more »

Meds - How long to adjust?

Posted by calguy2009, 2 Replies
...infected and over 50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - I have long bouts of fatigue,... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...the Abacavir. Everything you have said makes perfect sence to me my soar legged friend! Going back on Abacavir knowing the side effects are an absolute NO. People have died because they kept on the medication and thats why it is so closely... Read more »