What If I Miss A Dose Of Kivexa

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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

What Is Epzicom? Who Should Take Epzicom? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Epzicom Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Epzicom React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called Kivexa. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR...
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Extra dose by mistake!

Hello Dr. Young,I recently started my new regimen (Kivexa, boosted fosamp) twice a day. I used to take Kivexa at night, then I wanted to change it to the morning (I think it caused sleep problems), I thought I would go back/forward 2 hours per day...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear M,Thanks for your post.There usually isn't any significant issues with a one-time double dose of your medications. Yes, you could skip your evening dose and resume again in the morning.Be well,BY Read more »

Missed doses

I have been on Sustiva and Kivexa for a year now, and have been completely adherent until this week. My viral load is undetectable but I have not had a test since my missed dose.I usually take my meds at 1030pm, but forgot to take them, realising at...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.A single late dose won't cause any long-term problems-- indeed, I think that you're being overly careful. After your missed dose, I would have just picked up the next evening (and not worried about nudging the time... Read more »

Sustiva timing

Dr Young greetings from the UK and thank you for your clear and helpful answer to my question Practical implications of an AIDS diagnosis in November 06. Im taking Kivexa (Epzicom) and Efavirenz (Sustiva) and I have been pleased with my results: CD4...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Steve, it's good to hear back from you in the UK.You've had a frankly unusual side effect of the FTC (emtricitabine, Emtriva), but I'm happy to hear that you're better now.The regimen of abacavir/3TC (Kivexa, Epzicom) with efavirenz (Stocrin,... Read more »

Meds in Serbia

I am writing to ask you about options to start ARV treatment here in Serbia. Unfortunately there are not registered some of the new medicines. Here we don`t have access to Atripla and Truvada. :(Here is the list of all drugs which are available and...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
There are a fair number of good possible combinations on the list. Kivexa is the same as Epzicom in the US. For someone initiating treatment for the first time (as long as you have not acquired a drug resistant virus) you should have an excellent... Read more »

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a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Epzicom Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate/Lamivudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Epzicom is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs:... Read more »

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