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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. Neigatha Graney
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Lamivudine And Zidovudine (Definition)

Lamivudine|zidovudine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...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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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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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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Can you tell me for prevent HIV, taking zidovudine & lamivudine (or combivir) and isentress (raltegravir) it isenough as pep medicine?

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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Using lamivudine 150g/zidovudine 300g as p-exp. Prophylaxis. Physician says take two tablets daily. Is this not too much? [email protected] 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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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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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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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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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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What do you suggest if my father takes lamivudine and tenofovir for his liver. Do these drugs interact with milk thistle?

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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What is the use of zidovudine?

HIV infection: It's used to treat HIV infection, though it's an old drug that isn't widely used anymore in developed countries. ...Read more

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Was azt (zidovudine) originally developed for cancer?

Although it: Has chemical structure of a nucleoside, and 6-mercaptopurine analog, an agent used to treat leukemia, azt (zidovudine) was inert against human leukemia and solid tumors. It has reverse-transriptase inhibition, rns virus need that enzyme to make dna, which in turn can insert into human dna. It is this use that led to testing against HIV virus. ...Read more

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Can I take lamivudine for hepatitis b while I am pregnant?

Can I take lamivudine for hepatitis b while I am pregnant?

Yes: It is used as a treatment for hepatitis b in pregnancy if bnefits outweight the risks. (risk of liver failure versus risk of affecting the baby) breastfeeding is contraindicated while taking this drug. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: AZT (zidovudine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: AZT (zidovudine) allergy?

AZT allergy: Zidovudine is an antiviral medication that can be used in the treatment of HIV. For possible adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/zidovudine. Html ...Read more

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Any benefit of taking lamivudine?

3TC (lamivudine): This medication is used in combination with other medications in the treatment of HIV or hepatitis b. ...Read more

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What are some of the effects of lamivudine?

Hardly any: Do you mean effects or side effects? Lamivudine (3tc, epivir) is a drug that's used in combination with others to stop HIV replication and treat HIV infection. It is one of those rare drugs that has virtually no side effects in most people who take it. There are occasional exceptions, as with any drug, but it is extremely well tolerated by most people. ...Read more

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Can you get high off zidovudine?

No: No, it is very unlikely to get high off zidovudine at normal or high doses. It may cause more toxicities such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, severe anemia at high doses. ...Read more

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Tell me about 3tc (lamivudine) plz?

Tell me about 3tc (lamivudine) plz?

3TC (lamivudine) is an NRTI: 3tc, also known as Epivir or lamivudine, is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (or nrti) often used in the treatment of HIV and/or hepatitis b. It is a drug that is very well-tolerated and effective in the treatment of both HIV and hepatitis b. The side effects are minimal, if any. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of lamivudine?

What are some 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 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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