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Doctor insights on: Abacavir Lamivudine Zidovudine

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Abacavir Lamivudine Zidovudine (Overview)

Abacavir|lamivudine|zidovudine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Many side effects: Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) has many side effects and some side effects like headache and neuropathy, anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, hepatic toxicity and lactic acidosis and loss of appetite and loss of weight to list a few can make you stop the cmbivir compond. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Abacavir Lamivudine Zidovudine (Overview)

Abacavir|lamivudine|zidovudine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Using lamivudine 150g/zidovudine 300g as p-exp. Prophylaxis. Physician says take two tablets daily. Is this not too much? [email protected]

Using lamivudine 150g/zidovudine 300g as p-exp. Prophylaxis. Physician says take two tablets daily. Is this not too much? Sirk2007@live.Com

Standard dose: That's the standard dose of lamivudine/zidovudine if used for treatment of HIV (1 tablet twice a day). However, in the U.S. We no longer used this combination for pep. ...Read more

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Are azt (zidovudine) type meds safe?

That depends: Azt (zidovudine) ishas a lot of side effects and toxicity, which is why it's less often used in the U.S. And other resource-rich countries these days. The more commonly used drugs in this class (the nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nrtis) are tenofovir, abacavir, lamivudine, and emtricitabine. These drugs are safer, more convenient, and more potent. ...Read more

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What is Baraclude (entecavir)?

What is Baraclude (entecavir)?

Baraclude (entecavir): Baraclude (entecavir) is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. ...Read more

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Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Usually well-tolerated.: Heptovir is the generic name for lamivudine, a hepatitis B drug. For the most part, it is usually well-tolerated. Anyone could have side effects from the medications, however. Contact your doctor immediately if you have severe muscle pain or cramping, a sign of an allergic reaction, or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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How effective is entecavir (Baraclude) for treating hepatitis B?

How effective is entecavir (Baraclude) for treating hepatitis B?

Baraclude (entecavir): Baraclude (entecavir) is beneficial in the treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B infections. ...Read more

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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Infergen use after pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure appropriate?

Infergen use after pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure appropriate?

Not really: I am assuming you are asking about hepatits c treatment. Infergen is an old type of interferon. Data suggest that Infergen has little or no benefit after Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure. There are new oral medications. These medications (pills) along with Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) and Ribavirin has very good response rate, if you are infected with type i hepatitis c virus. Response rate is doubled from previous treatment. ...Read more

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Are azt (zidovudine) type meds for aids really safe?

New drugs better: Azt (zidovudine) is an old drug with considerable toxicity. It's not widely used in the U.S. Anymore. The many antiretroviral agents that have taken its place can still have side effects, but they are far safer and better tolerated than the older drugs...And far safer and less toxic than HIV infection. ...Read more

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What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often. ...Read more

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What is Emtriva (emtricitabine)?

What is Emtriva (emtricitabine)?

Emtriva (emtricitabine): Emtriva (emtricitabine) is used to treat HIV infection. ...Read more

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What is abacavir (ziagen)?

What is abacavir (ziagen)?

Ziagen (abacavir): Ziagen (abacavir) is a medication to treat HIV infection. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Azidothymidine (Definition)

Azidothymidine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more


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Abacavir (Definition)

Abacavir is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more