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Epzicom

Brand name: Epzicom Generic name: abacavir sulfate (abacavir)/lamivudine, or ABC/3TC Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (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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Switching from Epzicom to Truvada

I'm positive and have hepatitis B. I've been on Kaletra/Epzicom for 1.5 years. My hepatitis B is at the same level as where it was 6 months ago. Due to this, my doctor suggests that I switch from Epzicom to Truvada. How will this...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

If you have hepatitis B and HIV Truvada may be a better option for you that Epzicom. Truvada is a combination of two HIV medications: tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). Both of those drugs have been found to be quite effective... Read more »

Epzicom/Sustiva malaise

HI... I was recently diagnosed (cd4 290, VL 330,00) and just began once-per-day Epzicom/Sustiva. I am one week into treatment & the only troublesome side effect I seem to have is a sort of depressive/anxious feeling and a general malaise....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Yes I try to treat those symptoms to help patients during that shaky first months of treatment. If more symptoms develop you need to make sure you discuss with your provider to make sure there is nothing further suggestive of abacavir... Read more »

Epzicom/Isentress

Have been taking the above combination for almost years, and have been experiencing extreme tiredness (one of Epzicom's side effects) for 3 or those years, worsening!I would like to stop Epzicom to see if there would be a change for the better,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Not recommended to treat HIV infection with simply Isentress (raltegravir) due to high risk of virologic failure/development of resistance. Might consider switch off Epzicom to Truvada or some other regimen to see what happens to your severe... Read more »

Change in Mediation-Epzicom and body fat redistribution.

Thank you for your very informative response to my question posed on behalf of my friend respecting Epzicom. He has filled the prescription but prior to starting the medication, he read the manufactures' insert which has prompted another...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The package inserts for medications contain a lot of info and are required to include most any adverse effect that has been linked to the medication - even if the link is tenuous.Epzicom is not known to induce the kind of body shape changes you... 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 "feeling right." Any information... 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 »

Epzicom + Reyataz?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi.
I have just been diagnosed with a CD4 count of 11, and a viral load of 820,000.
I may start teatment with Epzicom + Reyataz and I wanted to know if anybody else had started with this regimen, or is currently on it, and what they thought of it?
Thank... Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail?
I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you... Read more »