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What Is Ziagen Used For

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Ziagen

Brand name: Ziagen Generic name: abacavir sulfate (abacavir), or ABC Class: Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor(nucleotide, NtRTI, or nuke) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $670.37/month, $161.78 for 240 mL solution (20 mg/mL) Standard Dose: Two 300 mg tablets once a day (or one 300 mg tablet twice a day), with or without food, with no dietary restrictions; scored tablets...
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Ziagen, Zerit, Viramune, Elavil High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heart Beat

Hello,I have been on Zerit, Ziagen and Viramune since Ziagen appeared on the market. I switched to this combo after Viramune, Zerit DDI started to cause pancreatitis. I developed relatively high blood pressure, that starts going up about an hour or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have a high regard for Dr Sonnabend. elevated blood pressure has not been a feature of any of your HIV meds. There are numerous other HIV meds on the market now that could be substituted one at a time (such as tenofovir for D4T) to see what... Read more »

Ziagen, Zerit, Viramune, Elavil High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heart Beat

Hello, I have been on Zerit, Ziagen and Viramune since Ziagen appeared on the market. I switched to this combo after Viramune, Zerit and DDI started to cause pancreatitis. I developed relatively high blood pressure, that starts going up about an...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am gald your drug combination is working for you. It strikes me that the best thing for you is to optimize your diet, exercise and stop smoking (if you do, in fact, smoke). All easier said than done, especially if you are on a limited budget.As... Read more »

lypodystrophy from Ziagen?

does ziagen cause lypodystrophy and or facial wasting ?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. As a class, all nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors may produce mitochondrial toxicity and lipodystrophy to varying degrees. Ziagen (abacavir) appears to be in the middle of the pack in this regard. It is less... Read more »

Ziagen Donation?

I was on Atripla +Ziagen (300mg) for past two years, and now new Dr. has taken me off Ziagen. I have a year's supply--unopened, sealed, unexpired -all good. Dr. says throw them away. Seems terrible to me...can't I donate them to some...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.I'd contact your local AIDS Service Organization (look up <a href="http://asofinder.com/" target=_new>TheBody.com's ASO Finder</a> ); most have community medication banks.BY... Read more »
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ziagen

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this is 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??

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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 relief... 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 Ziagen.My legs were melting away)
Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with... Read more »

ziagen

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 »