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Truvada Vs Epzicom

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Truvada Vs Epzicom plus Kaletra

Hi Doc,I just started meds as part of a clinical trial ( 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 of a short-term side effect (which can certainly continue long-term if the... Read more »

Epzicom vs. Truvada with Boosted Reyataz

Because the Viread in Truvada reduces the level of Reyataz in the bloodstream, could it be better... 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... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

FDA Approves Two Combination Pills, Epzicom and Truvada; Comment on Commercial Race to Once-a-Day Nucleosides

...antiretroviral pills from two companies: GlaxoSmithKline's Epzicom (Ziagen [abacavir] + Epivir [3TC]), and Gilead Sciences' Truvada ([Viread [tenofovir] + Emtriva [FTC]). Both are taken once a day, combined with other antiretrovirals NOT part of... Read more »
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Understanding Two Newly Formulated Once-Daily Combinations: Truvada From Gilead Sciences and Epzicom From GlaxoSmithKline

...for Truvada, a combination pill of Viread plus Emtriva. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), have combined Epivir and Ziagen to a one pill Epzicom. Patients often ask how pharmaceutical companies come up with their unusual names of the various drugs. This time... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...contained in Epzicom, Epivir and Ziagen, for more information. Do not take Combivir, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Trizivir, Ziagen, Emtriva, Truvada, or Atripla while taking Epzicom, since all or part of these medications are already in Epzicom or have... Read more »
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...the drugs contained in Truvada -- Viread and Emtriva. Do not take with Emtriva, Viread, Atripla, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Combivir, Epzicom, or Trizivir, since all or part of these medications are already in Truvada or have equivalent medications. The... 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 Read more »

Latest labs with a scare!

Posted by Survivor, 8 Replies
...06/05/06 cd4 329 / vl <50 29% 07/14/06 Cd4 331 / vl <50 34% 09/11/06 Cd4 358 / vl <50 31% Next checkup Nov 6th Kaletra/Truvada vs Kaletra/Epzicom Read more »

Atripla vs Isentess & Truvada?

Posted by rank, 3 Replies
...and if it has, then I should consider a regimen change: replacing Sustiva component of Atripla with Isentress, keeping with Truvada part of Atripla. He thinks Isentress is a very "clean" drug, whereas Sustiva has the CNS effects. I'm just... Read more »