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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): ABC/3TC, Abacavir sulfate/Lamivudine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors WARNING: Epzicom can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include allergic reactions, lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), and liver problems. People who take abacavir, an anti-HIV medicine included in Epzicom, may have a serious allergic...
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Truvada to Kivexa

Hi Dr.Currently on Truvada + Viramune with great results except creatanine levels increasing from 0.9 - 1.26 mg/dl. The option is to change Truvada to Kivexa. Would Kivexa + Viramune be a workable comobo? I have taken Stocrin in the past but...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Yes, in cases of worsening kidney function a switch from Truvada to Kivexa would be very reasonable. Here in the US (and in many other parts of the world), a genetic test called HLA B5701 is recommended prior to the... Read more »

Kivexa ans Sustiva

Hi,My husband starts a treatment 2 weeks ago with sustiva and Kivexa.He did not take any meds during seven years.Now, he has a 40.000 viral load ans 284 CD4.The problem is he is very very depressed. he told me he thinks he does not want to live...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Mental health changes soon after starting Sustiva/Kivexa often would be due to the central nervous side effects of efavirenz (Sustiva). He needs to discuss with his HIV provider as soon as possible. The mood side effects of efavirenz are worst in... Read more »

Facial Wasting on Kivexa and Isentress

Hello, I am diagnosed 1988. Meds Kivexa, Isentress for 2 years approx. Viral load undetectable, CD4 1100. I am having some problems with what appears like the beginning of lipoatrophy. I am experiencing very strange sensations in my face and several...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It does sound like you are experiencing lipoatrophy if people are noticing weight loss in your face. You might consider facial fillers to restore facial volume. Kivexa may also be contributing to the lipoatrophy, so switching this medication to a... Read more »

Kivexa or Truvada?

I been treated with Truvada and Stocrin for almost 5 years with exelent results in Argentina. Because economy situation in here are changing, my Social Secure health are trying to change my treatment schedule to Kivexa and Stocrin. They told me is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Saludos and thanks for posting from Argentina!Kivexa (Epzicom) and Truvada are similar in many ways- both are combination pills of NRTI inhibitors, both are recommended in treatment guidelines as parts of 3 or 4 drug regimens. There are some... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
Is 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 you... Read more »

Need some help/ info abt Hepatitis B Anti Body

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

I sort of need it a help with regards my recent hepatitis B lab test.
I have been poz since 2006, in Dec 2010 i started my antiviral treatment. I am currently taking stocrin and kivexa. Since then, my viral load has been undetectable and... Read more »

About to start treatment!

Posted by hivstudent, 1 Reply
I have been positive for 2 years now, and my counts are a bit less than 400 Doctor has decided to put me on meds. And recommended that I take Kivexa and Insentress! I have tried googling but I could not find much info on this cocktail! I would... Read more »

HIV medication and antihistamines

Posted by Mark100, 1 Reply
Hey Guys,
my summer allergies are really starting to act up and I was wondering if anyone knows if over the counter allergy medications react with hiv medications. I'm taking Kivexa and Issentress and the antihistamine I have wanted to take has the... Read more »