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Taking Zidovudine With Hiv Meds

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... Combo Drug Common Name: zidovudine (AZT) and lamivudine (3TC) Brand Name: Combivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose:
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I am pregnat with hiv

HI doc, i on kivexa, norvir and Reyataz, and i am now 5weeks pregnat,is it safe to continue with it throughout the pregnacy?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your post and congratulations!Since you were already on anti-HIV meds at the time you became pregnant it may be risky to stop them because your HIV viral load could rise quickly which could put the Read more »

Difficulty adjusting to meds

Hi,I have started meds just 6 weeks ago. I am taking Stocrin (efavirenz) and Zilarvir (Lamivudine, Zidovudine). I am experiencing several side effects and am unsure if my doctor is giving me good advise. I am experiencing fatigue, nausea, slight...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You may be experiencing a combination of zidovudine side effects (nausea and fatigue) and persistence efavirenz effects (dizziness). If an alternative to zidvudine is available Read more »

Fat loses or Thinning

My wife started 5yrs ageo on another med combination and now she is taking AVOCOMB-N (Lamivudine, neverapin,Zidovudine)for yhe last 3-months and her body is becoming deformed by legs and hands thinning away. One can easily see that her hands & legs...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...No easy solutions-may be fat loss due partly to the zidovudine. If possible a switch from zivodudine to tenofovir or abacavir is recommended if those drugs are available in your area. There Read more »

Bad reactions from meds?!

Hi dr.Ben, lately i've been having these kind of mosquito bites around my hands and my feet, is that some sort of side effects from the meds, i've been on Lamivudine+Zidovudine and Invirase, and Norvir for 2 and half months now ...and if it is!! is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HIV medications.If not, then you might be having some sort of skin eruption, perhaps hyperpigmentation (a known side effect of zidovudine -AZT).Either way, I'd discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Skin symptoms are very difficult to diagnose... Read more »

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...transcriptase from completing its job. This prevents the HIV DNA strand from being formed and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Stavudine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 24, 1994, for use in... Read more »
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Videx EC

...Atripla with Videx or Videx EC to avoid Videx-related toxicity, including neuropathy. The combined use of Videx and Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT), Zerit (stavudine, d4T), or hydroxyurea may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy. Either Videx or... Read more »
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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that,... Read more »
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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

... What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
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get ready, get set.............. go meds

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
...ok, just got back from the doc's office and he told me that as of today, i'm on meds. we've already talked about this and i already decided to start with combivir and kaletra. he agrees, until my geneo type comes Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...her to do anything and short of staying home from work (which they can certainly not afford) he cannot be there to monitor her meds. I don't know where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...need close monitoring and new, safer drugs need to be developed. Combinations, typically including the nucleoside analogue zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir), have reduced the mother-to-child transmission of HIV from around 25% to less than 2% in... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
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