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What If I Miss A Dose Of Trizivir

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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 925 ). The drugs in Trizivir are called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase...
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Missed doses

I have been on combivir and trizivir for two years, and had a very good response even though I was drinking alcohol. Recently i had my health insurance curtailed and have had no drugs for three weeks. can I have restarted the same combinations will...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Whether Trizivir (not used much in US currently) would work after 3 weeks off treatment depends on a number of factors. Was your viral load undetectable prior to stopping, do you have any history of prior resistance, are other drugs available to... Read more »

Missed Dose & PEP

I started PEP (1 Sustiva at night and 2 Trivizir at 12 hours each) 15 days ago for high risk sexual exposure. Last night, I forgot to take my Sustiva and Trivizir combo. This morning I did not immediately take the Sustiva because I needed to be at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! Although it's obviously preferable to take all the doses, missing one Sustiva will not ruin PEP. In fact, a four-drug regimen Trizivir (Retrovir, Epivir and abacavir) plus Sustiva is quite aggressive for PEP. Many physicians use only... Read more »

If I miss and dose, should I double dose?

I just realized that I missed my morning dose of kaletra (though I took my emtriva and the other one whose name escapes me.) I just took my evening dose of 3. Should I double up on my kaletra (take 3 more now in the evening for a total of 6) or...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
No. If you miss a dose and 12 hours haveelapsed, you should just resume taking the normal dosage.If you missed a dose and discovered the error6 hours after it was due, I would advise you to take the next dose at that moment, and thengradually... Read more »

Missed doses / double doses

Hello Dr.I have a general question and one concern. First, the concern: I think I missed one doses of Atripla. My last numbers were 77 viral load, almost three months ago, so I would expect to be undetectable now. I think I missed it for one day...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.A single viral load of 77 has no real importance- especially if the preceding tests were undetectable. While it's not a perfect score, our medications do a very good job in suppressing the virus. Remember, the goal... Read more »
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Trizivir

Posted by slitter028, 1 Reply
I have taken Trizivir ever since it came out. The standard dosing is 1 tab bid. My doc has told me on several occasions that i can take both pills at once if it was more convienent for me, because i take viread also, which is once a day, which would... Read more »

missed

Posted by jab, 1 Reply
missed sustiva dose, should I take it now Read more »

Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »

Trizivir??????

Posted by Anonymous
I am currently taking epivir, zerit and viracept, but am thinking of switching to Trizivir (epivir,retrovir and ziagen in one tablet). Does anyone have any experience with Trizivir? What kind of side effects? Does it contribute to lypodistrophy less... Read more »