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Which Has Fewer Side Effects Azt Or Viread

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AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

... What Is Tenofovir? Who Should Take Tenofovir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Tenofovir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Tenofovir React With Other Drugs? What Is Tenofovir? Tenofovir (Viread), also called bis-POC PMPA, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. The FDA
Ask the Experts

Starting with a protease inhibitor

I have always understood that protease inhibitors and/or AZT should not be used as a first line of treatment. I thought there were drugs that had fewer side affects and were just as effective. What is your opinion of this ?Thanks,Fred
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Over the last several years there was a trend towards use of NNRTIs instead of protease inhibitors front line because of fewer side effects and greater effectiveness. However, the introduction of Reyataz, a better tolerated protease inhibitor,... Read more »

Tell me the truth about Viread Please Dr. Bob :-)

Dr. Bob,Hi Doctor Bob. Recently, i have been suffering from constant fatigue and was considering starting to take Viread. I am wondering however the negative results of the Gilead 903 study which displays bone abnormalities and also kidney failure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...like comparing apples to oranges (or people with political experience to Ahhnold Schwartzenegger). Viread is similar to nucleoside drugs -- like AZT, ddI, d4T, and abacavir. Compared to those drugs, it indeed seems to be an improvement fewer... Read more »

Viread/3TC/Sustiva

Hello,Thank you for the excellent work you do on this site. Your help is really appreciated.For those starting their first HAART regimen and wishing to start on a PI-sparing combination, it seems that Combivir/Sustiva has always been an excellent...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...well on it for years. However, we now have long-term data on these newer regimens and they work quite and tend to have fewer side effects. Read more »

Viread VS AZT

I am taking Combivir and Viramune for 2,5 years now, I have no side effect yet, as I am worried on AZT longterm effect my docter asked me to consider viread instead of AZT. Is this a good choice,or should I think, if it works don't try to fix...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...few long-term effects. Since you are apparently doing so well, it is difficult to see any advantage for the switch you are considering. If it works (in this case- relatively well), why try to fix it? Read more »
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Lamivudine (Epivir)

... What Is Lamivudine? Who Should Take Lamivudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

... Common Name: didanosine or ddI Brand Name: Videx & Videx EC Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 400 mg enteric-coated Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Trizivir

...abacavir sulfate, zidovudine, and lamivudine Brand Name: Trizivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

... Table of Contents Introduction Nucleoside and Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) Read more »
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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...DDI, sustiva, videx, viread, truvada, norvir, atazanavir, prezista, and issentress. Many of those meds had very unpleasant side effects AZT made me nauseous and caused me to feel as if I was full of ants and sustiva gave me horrible nightmares... Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle... Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...I have to take...and you know how it goes. Now, I will be taking INTELENCE 120, VIREAD, NORVIR and PREZISTA. The problem - side effects. After ALL these years, I have NEVER read the side-effect labels. This time I did and had a big time... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me side effects with these? also is facial lipotrophy a side effect of this? any help would be geat. thanks Read more »