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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Abacavir Lamivudine Zidovudine (Definition)

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


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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

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Where can I order combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) without prescription online?

Where can I order combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) without prescription online?

Don't do it!: I hope you can't. Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) is not a preferred treatment anymore in the u.S, and should never be used without combining it with a third agent. And people shouldn't try to treat themselves for HIV infection. ...Read more

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

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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I am have been on combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) & sustiva (efavirenz) since 2008. What are the side effects I should be aware of in the long term?

HIV Cocktail: This is a very effective regimen. If you are not having cholesterol abnormalities, or anemia, or mental health (depression) concerns then there is nothing to be worried about. ...Read more

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Is combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This is a class c drug so there are some possible effects on the fetus. However, if you are on this drug then not taking it while pregnant can cause more problems for the baby. You should never stop this class of medications without taking to you infectious disease doctor first. It is vitally important that you stay on your meds so that you stay healthy and the baby does not become infected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for prevent HIV, taking zidovudine & lamivudine (or combivir) and isentress (raltegravir) it isenough as pep medicine?

Barrier protection: You are safe if you practice safe sex. These new medications may offer additional protection but are no substitute. ...Read more

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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effects how long would the fatigue and bone aches of combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) last if I took only three so far, 2bd?

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effects how long would the fatigue and bone aches of combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) last if I took only three so far, 2bd?

DISCUSS WITH YUR ID: You should discuss these side effects with your id doctor that if you should continue with the drug, sometime these side effects improve as you take the drug for few days. ...Read more

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I am not overwgt. Nor do I no excercise. Take combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) and sustiva meds for hiv. Can either/both cause blood sugar to rise? I just had pcp do a A1c tes

I am not overwgt. Nor do I no excercise. Take combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) and sustiva meds for hiv. Can either/both cause blood sugar to rise? I just had pcp do a A1c tes

Insulin resistance: Protease inhibitors can contribute to lipodystrophy which can lead to elevated blood glucose because of Insulin resistance. Also drug induced pancreatitis can lead to decreased Insulin production. ...Read more

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May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

Interactions: As far as I know there is no interaction with the sweetner Stevia. A good place to read is "Atripla Herb Interactions - The Body" ...Read more

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May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

It's safe: It's safe. Try to find a brand without a lot of fillers. Use sparingly. It's super concentrated and sweet. ...Read more

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Is lamivudine the best medication for hepatitis b?

Is lamivudine the best medication for hepatitis b?

No: Lmivudine is one of the earlier medications released for treating both HIV and hepatitis b but it is no longer considered adequate therapy for hepatitis b due to the risk of viral mutation leading to resistance to the medication within the first year or two of treatment. A much better choice would be tenofavir aka viread, (tenofovir) which has a much longer life-span comparatively. ...Read more

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How many lives did the aids drug 3tc (lamivudine) save?

Unable to estimate: It is difficult to estimate how many lives a specific anti-hiv drug like 3tc (lamivudine) saved. This is because 3tc (lamivudine) is often one of three drugs used in an HIV drug regimen or "cocktail". The combination of 3 drugs, also called haart, or highly active anti-retroviral therapy, has saved many lives throughout the entire world and remains the mainstay of treatment. ...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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What do you suggest if my father takes lamivudine and tenofovir for his liver. Do these drugs interact with milk thistle?

No Interaction: These medicines do not interact with Milk Thistle. However, before taking any new medications he should make sure his doctor knows about this so that possible interactions can be checked. ...Read more

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Just curious student: have new HIV drugs changed much since the days of azt (zidovudine)? Do new drugs like stribild have a chance of being resisted?

Just curious student: have new HIV drugs changed much since the days of azt (zidovudine)? Do new drugs like stribild have a chance of being resisted?

Antiretrovirals: The HIV mutates continuously, and this is one of several reasons why combination therapy with several drugs attacking the virus in different stages of its life cycle are necessary. Development of resistance is very common and when this happens, alteration of the therapeutic choices are often made. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about heptovir (lamivudine)?

Heptovir (lamivudine): Heptovir (lamivudine) can be used (in combination with other medications) to treat infections that are associated with human immunodeficiency virus. ...Read more

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If we take lamivudine for one year does it cures?

If we take lamivudine for one year does it cures?

No: Lamivudine (3tc, epivir) is used to treat HIV and/or hepatitis b. However, it should never be used alone. Combination therapy is required, and it is not a cure, just a treatment. ...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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How many people did 3tc (lamivudine) save?

How many people did 3tc (lamivudine) save?

Unable to estimate: It is difficult to estimate how many lives a specific anti-hiv drug like 3tc (lamivudine) saved. This is because 3tc (lamivudine) is often one of three drugs used in an HIV drug regimen or "cocktail". The combination of 3 drugs, also called haart, or highly active anti-retroviral therapy, has saved many lives throughout the entire world and remains the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone takes azt (zidovudine)?

AZT (zidovudine) treats HIV: Azt or zidovudine is one of several HIV medications used to treat HIV infection. It belongs to a class of HIV medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nrtis). ...Read more

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What are some of the common side effects of lamivudine?

What are some of the common side effects of lamivudine?

Lamivudine: Black box warnings include: lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, severe acute HBV exacerbations in hbv/hiv co-infected patients. Other serious reactions include: hepatotoxicity, pancreatitis, rhabdomyolysis, anemia, anaphylaxis, autoimmune disorders, peripheral neuropathy. Other side effects include: headache, nausea, diarrhea, depression and others. ...Read more

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What is the time that resistance will happen to azt (zidovudine)?

What is the time that resistance will happen to azt (zidovudine)?

Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regimen usually includes at least a combination of 3 medications, often called haart (highly active anti-retroviral therapy). If someone is close to 100% adherent to their haart, resistance is very unlikely. However, lesser adherence leads to resistance. ...Read more

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Will lamivudine cure hepatitis b completely?

Will lamivudine cure hepatitis b completely?

Possible yes: Natural history of hepatitis b leads to strong immunity against disease without treatment, Lamivudine is used for hepatitis b that is chronic (your body is unable to buld a strong immune responde against it and when the disease endangeres your liver function. Basically the drug slows down viral replication. So there is a chance it may lead to a complete halt of viral replication ...Read more

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