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Author Topic: YOU EXPERIENCED VIRAMUNE OR KIVEXA TABLET? Read this.  (Read 2704 times)

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Offline TYNN2

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« on: August 25, 2008, 05:44:37 PM »
I am hiv positive for 4yrs.  I was to taking COMBIVIR &VIRAMUNE. Due to complication, my Doctor change my regime to KIVEXA &VIRAMUNE.
But I am having the feeling like my body shape is changing AND  now Itchiness around my hips, knee and upper back. this starts occationally in the night , yes night but not serious during the day.
Please  tell me what you know about this drugS? please lets enlighten ourself, a little information from friends someine we  knew or dont know, could save us much.

Private mail is welcome.


Offline Miss Philicia

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 05:52:59 PM »
Tynn, your older posts indicate that your itch issues has been going on for almost a year.  What does your doctor say about this?

Kivexa (aka Epzicom) has 3TC (aka Epivir) and this can indeed result in body shape changes.


Then again, so can most HIV meds in the NRTI class and unfortunately they are part of most any med regimen you will encounter.

How sure are you of these changes?  And yes, I've taken all of these meds at some time or another.
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Offline TYNN2

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 04:58:13 PM »
Thanks for quick response Philly.
Initially, my Doc. saids it was going to be the process which my body will gradually get to be used to the drug, well, it does certaintly happened  that way, till now that  I started to notice changes. as a matter of fact, I started my therapy on drugs like sustiva which really help my cd4 but mentally disasterous and I was changed to drugs like kalestra with combivir which was find but my body could not stand the side effect and then to this Viiramune with Kivexa, I am currently on.  (Vira&Kiivxa)  is very easy taking doses process (Once  a day.) but I am just surprised, because it does went fine till now that I am experiencing this night itching and fats change on my legs. Doc. saids I am undetectable, that he will be orgarnising an appointment for me with a skin speciallist. I am lost of words   


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