1 patient evaluation for Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine (ABC/3TC/ZDV) with a cost of < $25

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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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