Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 17, 2014, 09:34:32 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 619984
  • Total Topics: 46708
  • Online Today: 273
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Side effects. FTC vs 3TC  (Read 2913 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jacques

  • Member
  • Posts: 171
Side effects. FTC vs 3TC
« on: June 28, 2006, 01:57:22 AM »
Recently I switched my meds to Reyataz/Norvir+Viread /3TC.
My doctor used 3TC because FTC won't be available in my region before next fall. :-\  So, my question is: Are there some noticeable differences between those two drugs ? especially with the side effects.
I was on Kaletra/Combivir before.

thanks

Jacques

Jacques
Living positively since 1987
latest lab :july 2010
Undetectable Cd4 1080
43% on Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline cubbybear

  • Member
  • Posts: 510
  • Joined August 2005.
Re: Side effects. FTC vs 3TC
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006, 02:09:07 AM »
Hi Jacques.  I switched from Viread + 3TC to Viread + FTC a few months ago, for no other reason than to combine two of my meds in one Truvada.  I had no side effects at the time of changing to FTC, and no new side effects occured afterwards.  The medications are very similar, except FTC has a longer half-life, staying in your blood much longer than 3TC does, and both have the same resitance profile, if you become resistant to one, you also become resistant to the other.

I can't speak for you, but at least in my case, swapping from 3TC to FTC was straight forward and did not cause any or additional side effects.

Cheers
Matt
There's a bear in there!
Positive since 2000
Diagnosed 17/9/2005 CD4 35 VL 293,000
Meds 23/9/2005 Sustiva/Truvada
Currently CD4 232 VL Undetectable

Offline Jacques

  • Member
  • Posts: 171
Re: Side effects. FTC vs 3TC
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006, 11:05:59 PM »
Thanks  Matt for these comforting words.

I shall be glad to switch to Truvada next fall, as it will become available here in Montréal.

Jacques







Jacques
Living positively since 1987
latest lab :july 2010
Undetectable Cd4 1080
43% on Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline doyourowndamndishes

  • Member
  • Posts: 85
Re: Side effects. FTC vs 3TC
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006, 10:00:19 AM »
Hey Jacques,

I did a similar med switch.  At one point I was on Kaletra + Trizivir.  Due to major lipid profile our of whack from Kaletra I switched to Atazanavir + Norvir boost (I initially had failed a PI regimen) + Trizivir.  After 5 years of azt use it got to me so again I played switcheroo and did the Atazanavir + Norvir + Viread + Kivexa (3TC+ABC).  Presently I am on the same combo minus Norvir: not only did it continue to bugger up me cholesterol and triglycerides, Norvir also has similar side effects as azt and with me, namely, myopathy. So this is something you will want to monitor.  Once I dropped Norvir, the profile immediately returned to normal.  If FTC does not work for you you can always change it for Trizivir or Kivexa.  Considering that you are already use to 3TC and AZT, abacavir (ABC) is an easy drug to tolerate (I've never had problems with it) and you wouldn't need the norvir.

Good luck!

Cheers,

Alan
"All that we are is theresult of what we have thought." -Buddha

Offline Jacques

  • Member
  • Posts: 171
Re: Side effects. FTC vs 3TC
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2006, 10:20:35 PM »
Thanks Allan,


I'm now ending my third week on this new regimen and beginning to fell comfortable with it.  I'm not particularly hot on keeping Norvir but I do appreciate taking my pills just once a day. So I think I'm going to let things unchanged and just switch from 3TC to FTC next fall.

cheers,

Jacques
Jacques
Living positively since 1987
latest lab :july 2010
Undetectable Cd4 1080
43% on Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.