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What Is Abacavir/3TC

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An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

... 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: abacavir sulfate (Ziagen) and lamivudine (Epivir). Both of these medicines
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Abacavir + 3TC

I heard there is going to be an abacavir+3TC pill (all in one) What's the benefits to this and when is this coming?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Glaxo SmithKline is planning on marketing a combined formulation of abacavir and 3TC. The idea here is for these two drugs to become an alternative to the popular Combivir (AZT+3TC). Currently, abacavir Read more »

Switching to (abacavir + 3TC) with Sustiva

Hello Dr Henry,My last question to you was: Is the AZT in her combo wrecking havoc with her red & white blood cells-- if so, what is a prudent next drug combo choice to consider? You responded with: AZT can be a drag on the bone marrow and CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Whether she can tolerated abacavir depends partly on what was the nature of the symptoms experienced when first started. If the symptoms were suggestive of the Read more »

abacavir,3tc,viracept use throughout pregnancy

I know the textbook answer (treat the woman,class c, etc.,etc.), but I'm looking for other information (even behind the scenes talk) that may ease my mind about using these drugs during first trimester and beyond. Are a lot of Drs continuing meds...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You present a complex issue; you are right in being concerned about viral load, there is no question that risk of maternal to child transmission is lowest[close to zero] for both in utero and intrapartum[ labor and delivery] forms of transmission... Read more »

abacavir y 3TC + Efavirenz

Estimadsimo:Hace un ao que recibo tratamiento con abacavir y 3TC + Efavirenz. Hace 3 meses vengo buscando con mi infectlogo un diagnostico diferencial entre colon irritable y diarrea crnica. Tiene en conocimiento algn antecedente igual? Mis cd4 son...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Hola Sergio,La diarrea crnica no es un diagnstico especfico sino un termino descriptivo usado cuando diarrea dura ms de 4 semanas. Por otra parte el sndrome de colon irritable es un diagnstico especfico o sea un tipo especfico de diarrea crnica. Hay... Read more »
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FAQs About Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...I've done really well on this drug, and I wonder why more treatment-naive HIVers don't use it. I'm starting to take Ziagen (abacavir) + Epivir (3TC, lamivudine) + lopinavir (Epivir + Ziagen = Epzicom). Are there any comments you can offer... Read more »
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Abacavir/3TC/Tenofovir Combination Fails in Treatment-Naive Patients

... Early Virologic Failure in a Pilot Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Abacavir, Lamivudine and Tenofovir in Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected Patients (Oral 43) Authored by C. Farthing, H. Khanlou, V. Yeh Read more »
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Interim Analysis of Failure of Tenofovir/Abacavir/3TC Regimen

...should be able to create a highly successful combination. These NRTIs -- tenofovir (TDF, Viread), 3TC (lamivudine, Epivir) and abacavir (ABC, Ziagen) -- were tested in this randomized study, and compared to a more standard approach of combining... Read more »
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Abacavir/3TC/Tenofovir Combination Failure in Treatment-Naive Patients

... Early Virologic Failure in a Pilot Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Abacavir, Lamivudine and Tenofovir in Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected Patients (Oral 43) Authored by C. Farthing, H. Khanlou, V. Yeh Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...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... Read more »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...screwed up about the whole thing) I am currently undectable and I?m taking Reyataz [atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. Cheers Mondo Read more »

Drug Therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone on this sight who is not a radical against any form of drug intervention like "anonymous'? I am not on a protease inhibitor so please stop posting the same anti-protease article....your point is already well taken! What does anyone... Read more »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming Read more »