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Sustiva And Epzicom Combination

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Sustiva+Epzicom in one pill?

Hi Dr. DeJesus, I currently switched from Atripla to Sustiva+Epzicom due to increasing liver/kidney function. I notice while reading your profile that you have been in close contact with the drug companies. Is there any future plans that you know...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...It is very unlikely that Sustiva and Epzicom will ever be combined into a single tablet. There are a lot of logistic reasons why that would not happen, and probably they Read more »

epzicom/sustiva or combivir/sustiva

Hi Dr. Young! I am 37, have been HIV positive for about 2 years and had continuously drop in cd4... Read more »


haven't seen mention of Sustiva 600milgrm and Epzicom 600 milgram is this a good combination/Tcells... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...old and have been HIV positive for about two years. My doctor wants me to start treatment. He gave me two choices: Epzicom + Sustiva (efavirenz, Stocrin) or Combivir (AZT/3TC) + Sustiva. I have no liver or kidney issues. Which of these regimens... Read more »
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...durable and long-lasting -- earning it a place on the treatment guidelines preferred regimen backbones. And like the other combos, combining the drugs extends their patent life for the company -- an added incentive beyond the convenience of... Read more »
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...non-nucleoside analog (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, NNRTI or non-nuke) Standard dose: One tablet (Sustiva [600 mg] and Truvada [200 mg Emtriva and 300 mg Viread]), once a day, on an empty stomach or with a light,... Read more »
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...significantly decreased kidney function. -- Cal Cohen, M.D. Activist Emtriva (FTC) is Gilead's version of 3TC for combining with Viread in their combo drugs Truvada and Atripla (Emtriva+Viread+Sustiva). It has the same favorable... Read more »
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The correct med regimen

Posted by Jim327040, 2 Replies
...horrifying stuff. I stopped the Atripla as advised while the new doc did more gene studies. A week later I went on a combination of Sustiva and Epzicom (which contains 2 drugs) so I take two tablets a day at the same time instead of just one... Read more »

Doing the Study!

Posted by Blixer, 6 Replies
...met with the studies nurse for my pre-entry session. I'll be doing a 2 years study comparing Sustiva or Reyataz combined with Epzicom or Truvada. I'll also be involved with a metabolic substudy looking at fat and bone issues on the meds. I... Read more »

To clinical trial or not to clinical trial?

Posted by ai77, 1 Reply
...goes back up. I went to see the clinical trials nurse on Friday. She asked me to participate in a study with these arms: 1) Sustiva + Truvada 2) Sustiva + Epzicom 3) ATV + RTV + Truvada 4) ATV + RTV + Epzicom There's a 25% chance I'd be... Read more »

Night terrors/nightmares

Posted by Lovinlife, 5 Replies
I see in some of the posts people talk about having bad nightmares or hallucinations as a result of meds. I didn't know that was a side effect. I've had really horrible night terrors since taking AZT 10 years ago. Recently I was in a study and took... Read more »