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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. --> Clinical Trials Click here to search ClinicalTrials.gov for trials that use Abacavir. Manufacturer Information Abacavir GlaxoSmithKline 5 Moore Drive Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 Phone: 888-825-5249 Ziagen GlaxoSmithKline 5 Moore Drive Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 Phone: 888-825-5249
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Alternatives to Genotype Prescribed Truvada, Rayataz, and Norvir

My physician did a genotype on me for resistance to HAART meds, finding that Sustiva would not be tenable as part of my regimen. Instead my doctor put me on Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir. I am extremely reluctant to take any of them due to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...(abacavir) are much less likley (if at all) to cause these fat changes. But since thay are all in the same family the package information has to list these effects for all of them and doesn't make the distinction above. The first choice of a... Read more »

side effects might be fatal?

I was recently prescribed Kaletra, Truvada and Ziagen and my doctor informed me I can end up in ICU with high fever or possible death...my questin is why would I be prescribed such a medicine that may kill me or leave me in ICU...what are the side...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The doctor was probably referring to the Ziagen (abacavir) component of this cocktail, which can produce a serious and rarely fatal hypersensitivity syndrome. Unless you have Read more »

nucleoside options

You answered a question of mine on 10/18 regarding use of Reyataz. Currently I am on Ziagen, Viread, Reyataz w/Norvir. I developed resistance to Susitiva in 2003 so I believe that family of drugs is no longer an option for me (that is the only drug...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Ziagen I would couple with either FTC or 3TC (combinations of Viread + FTC= Truvada and Ziagen + 3TC= Apzicom). There isn't much information on using tenofovir and abacavir together in the absence of 3TC or FTC so I am unsure of the level of... Read more »

nucleoside options

You answered a question of mine on 10/18 regarding use of Reyataz. Currently I am on Ziagen, Viread, Reyataz w/Norvir. I developed resistance to Sustiva in 2003 so I believe that family of drugs is no longer an option for me (that is the only drug I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The issue is that a single mutation (at codon 65) confers resistance to both tenofovir and abacavir, so that the combination is more prone to fail than others. A combination of zidovudine and tenofovir may well avoid this problem, although it... Read more »
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Abacavir (Ziagen)

...CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking ART. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about guidelines for the use of ART. If you take abacavir with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

FDA Approves Two Combination Pills, Epzicom and Truvada; Comment on Commercial Race to Once-a-Day Nucleosides

...twice per day (5% of the once-daily Ziagen group had severe hypersensitivity, vs. 2% of the twice-daily group -- see Epzicom and Ziagen prescribing information for doctors. Epzicom is dosed for once-daily use only. If hypersensitivity occurs,... Read more »
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An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...those for each of the medicines separately. (See individual drug fact sheets for abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine for more information.) Individuals who have experienced a serious allergic reaction to abacavir (in Trizivir or Ziagen) should... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking ART. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about guidelines for the use of ART. Epzicom should not be used by people under 13 years old or people with a... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...expert at making it as comfortable as possible for them. But perhaps not for me. I have scouted the internet, looking for information on the impact of HIV on a sero-discordant couple, and find mostly issues relating to exposure to, and... Read more »