5 patient evaluations for Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine

Feb 29, 2012 (Started Jan 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Two pills a day...not too bad in relation to the history of Hiv and AIDS. This was my first med and didn't know a whole lot about it....took it on my doc's recommendation. After about a year and half i developed lipoatrophy in my arms and legs...which became painful. Then i asked to switch meds. And the lipoatrophy has gotten better...still would not recommend this drug combo as i've lost critical fat that may never come back and i still had leg issues.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Dec 5, 2011 (Started Dec 03, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 300 mg-150 mg-300 mg Daily
Side effects: nausea

Aug 29, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 300 mg-150 mg-300 mg Daily
Side effects: nausea

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Nov 2, 2011 (Started Jun 10, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 300 mg-150 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects can all be treated with other drugs like Loperamide and Benadryl. I stopped taking it and Viramune when my insurance started charging 25% copay and Atripla was cheaper. My doctor said since I was stable I should be OK and there could be a benefit from fewer meds going through my liver. I feel good and am expecting my CD4 and weight to rise
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Sep 30, 2010 (Started Jun 10, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 300 mg-150 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Either this or my other HAART, viramune, seems to be slightly antiviral toward common colds. It's a different sniffle than allergies, and I hit it with Zicam as soon as I notice it. Also, with these drugs I don't need sleeping pills. I drop right off within 1 1/2 hours.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

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