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Ziagen Medication

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Which drug to take with Ziagen and 3TC

I have Lipoatrophy. I am due to start taking meds again after a 10 mos. vacation. My Dr. has prescribed Epzicom and Sustiva however, I've read that Sustiva causes a rapid increase in Lipoatrophy. I'm due to start taking meds today or tomorrow so I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...5142, but it is thought that this nuke combo also shares a low risk of developing lipo.It's often not as simple as selecting medications on the basis of only one characteristic, but the combination of abacavir/3TC (Epzicom) with either efavirenz... Read more »

Temparature for Ziagen

My partner is concerned about the temperature warning of ZIAGEN. It says medication must be kept... Read more »

Help me choose the right drugs to switch to

Hi,I have been on 3tc,d4t and EFV for the past 4 yrs.I an now having lipoatrophy due to the d4t and... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Drug Warning: Severe Hypersensitivity Reactions Following Reintroduction with ZiagenĀ® (Abacavir Sulfate) Products

...the treatment of HIV-1 infection. Fatal hypersensitivity reactions are a described risk associated with the use of abacavir (Ziagen); patients who have developed hypersensitivity reactions upon abacavir rechallenge are at an increased risk of a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...increases Ziagen levels and may increase side effects. Do not take with Epzicom or Trizivir, since Ziagen is already in these medications. Tips: The U.S. HIV treatment guidelines now state, "Pending additional data, [Epzicom] should... 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 »

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...tell a doctor if they have any of these side effects. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. --> ... 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 »

PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
WEll from the incident i already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every... Read more »

Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!

Posted by running4it, 6 Replies
...Im suppose to start my regimen tomorrow. I am nervous as hell. I have never taken any medication before. I dont know where to turn. Can someone please give me advice. some hope, some assurance that I will be ok? I have that 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 »