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What If I Miss A Dose Of Ziagen

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... Common Name: abacavir sulfate Brand Name: Ziagen Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: Two 300 mg tablets once a day (or one 300 mg tablet twice a day), with or without food,
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Ziagen plus Atripla?

Dx'd HIV+ 3/07, put on Ziagen and Atripla. My new internist says this is wrong because she says I'll be likely to develop a resistence to all PI's. My HIV dr., a professor of infectious desease at the U. of Chicago, when I told what the internist...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Sometimes the combinations that are chosen have to be highly individualized, which means that one size does not fit all.First of all. For most people starting out on treatment, atripla alone (which contains 3 drugs) would be adequate. The decision... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia, memory loss, etc., right? so, how do isentress, Ziagen and 3-in-1 Atripla stack up? Thanz!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...penetration of Isentress has not been well studied to my knowledge, but I would anticipate it would have excellent penetration. Ziagen has very good CNS penetration; efavirenz and emtricitabine have intermediate penetration; and tenofovir has... Read more »

trizivir, ziagen = death

My question concerns why Ziagen (Trizivir) is even on the HIV market since, if someone forgets to take it for a day and then goes back to it because let us say he is not well-informed, it could lead to death. Why would a drug like this be on the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...It is correct to say that Ziagen (either given alone or as a component of Trizivir)may have significant side effects. In 3% cases, there can be a hypersensitivity Read more »


Dear Susan,After having been taking Viracept and Combivir I developed resistance according to the Doctor.Now I just started taking a combination of RETROVIR-ZIAGEN-VIRAMUN..What do you have to say about this. Shouldnt I be taking something else or...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
The combination that you are taking currently may be sufficient to control your viral load - but without knowing your viral load or T cells, this is a bit difficult to predict. Also - did you have a drug resistance test when you failed the previous... Read more »

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer Brand Name: Ziagen Other Name(s): FABC, ABC sulfate, Abacavir sulfate, Sulfato de abacavir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Reaction How Does Abacavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Abacavir? Abacavir (Ziagen) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The FDA approved... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Ziagen 300 mg Scored Tablet Facilitates Pediatric Treatment of Infection With HIV

... On December 19, FDA approved Ziagen (abacavir) 300 mg scored tablets with corresponding dosing information for pediatric patients weighing 14 kg or more using the Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

New Warnings about Hypersensitivity to Ziagen (Abacavir)

...Glaxo Wellcome Inc., the makers of the anti-HIV medication Ziagen (abacavir), recently sent a letter alerting healthcare providers to a previously unrecognized risk for people stopping and starting Read more »
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new drug...ziagen

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Just watched the news and the FDA has just approved a new drug (Ziagen). They say the Ziagen is one pill taken twice a day and is usually taken with AZT. What a tremendous Read more »

swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Im 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune. Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies the wrong forum, but the treatment forum isen't that active. I was told that they have developed a test for sensitivity to ziagen(for rechallenge purposes)and I can't find anything...Has anyone heard of this?? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My doc just started me on Abacavir, to replace the Preveon I was taking, in combination with AZT and Viramune. I don't know much about Abacavir, except what I have found on Project Inform's site. I would like to hear... Read more »