What is Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Trizivir

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See also: Abacavir (ABC) Lamivudine Zidovudine

Abacavir-Lamivudine-Zidovudine is the combination of three nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) drugs, intended for the treatment of HIV. NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 3
Mild 5
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine

Side effect Patients
Nausea 3
Abdominal pain 2
Diarrhea 2
Stomach pain 2
Anemia 1
Diarrhea chronic 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine

Dosage Patients
300-150-300 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 7
Did not seem to work 5
Other 4
Expense 3
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 19 patients who’ve stopped taking Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine

Duration

Currently taking Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Abacavir-lamivudine (Epzicom) 1
Darunavir (Prezista) 1
Raltegravir (Isentress) 1
Ritonavir (Norvir) 1

Patients stopped taking Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Triumeq 1
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5 patient evaluations for Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine

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Sunnyshine
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Sunnyshine
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : mild
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VL 0
I am: g
I have:
HIV

See Sunnyshine's full Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine history

Feb 29, 2012 (Started Jan 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • 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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lra97
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lra97
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
520
VL 0
I am: g
I have:
HIV

See lra97's full Abacavir-lamivudine-zidovudine history

Dec 5, 2011 (Started Dec 03, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • 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 HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • 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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Rabid Rabbit
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Rabid Rabbit
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mental Symptoms : moderate
Physical Symptoms : mild
571
VL 20
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Nov 2, 2011 (Started Jun 10, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • 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 HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • 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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