What is Lamivudine-Zidovudine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Combivir Avocomb

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The combination of lamivudine (Epivir) and zidovudine (AZT, ZDP) is used to treat HIV in patients with or without acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Lamivudine and zidovudine are in a class of antiviral medications called synthetic nucleoside analogues.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) 66 38
Support immune health 2 0
Depressed mood 1 0
low CD4 1 2
Pregnancy 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 10
Mild 13
None 17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lamivudine-Zidovudine

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 8
Nausea 7
Fatigue 5
Lethargy 3
Tiredness 2
Anemia 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Lamivudine-Zidovudine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 18
Other 9
Side effects too severe 8
Personal research 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
See all 38 patients who’ve stopped taking Lamivudine-Zidovudine

Duration

Stopped taking Lamivudine-Zidovudine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 33
Usually 8
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 25
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 20
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lamivudine-Zidovudine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir (Atripla) 1

Patients stopped taking Lamivudine-Zidovudine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide (Descovy) 1
Tenofovir Disoproxil-Lamivudine-Efavirenz 1
Triumeq 1
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5 patient evaluations for Lamivudine-Zidovudine

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Valparaiso
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Valparaiso
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
535.2
VL 0
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

See Valparaiso's full Lamivudine-Zidovudine history

Mar 16, 2015 (Started Mar 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Anxious mood, Diarrhea, Stomach irritation if not enough food in stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg-300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: help to control acné but not recovery the anemia, low hematocrit and low with cells

  • 0 helpful marks
toyotaas
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toyotaas
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : mild
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VL 20
I am: g
I have:
HIV

See toyotaas's full Lamivudine-Zidovudine history

Jun 15, 2013 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Nausea, Diarrhea

Jan 14, 2013 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Nausea, Diarrhea

Aug 29, 2011 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Nausea, Diarrhea

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Nausea, Diarrhea

Feb 11, 2009 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Nausea, Diarrhea

Aug 24, 2008 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Nausea, Diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks
Mekirae
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Mekirae
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : severe
339
VL 50
I have:
HIV

See Mekirae's full Lamivudine-Zidovudine history

Apr 20, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 150 mg-300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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