Epzicom: Uses, Side Effects, Dosage

Epzicom is a prescription medication used to treat HIV infection. It contains a combination of two antiretroviral drugs.
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Drug
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Available with a prescription from pharmacies
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Epzicom FAQ


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What is Epzicom?

EPZICOM is a prescription medicine used with other HIV-1 medicines to treat HIV-1 infection. HIV-1 is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( AIDS ). EPZICOM contains the prescription medicines abacavir and lamivudine . EPZICOM should not be used in children weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kg).

Does Epzicom contain abacavir and lamivudine?

Epzicom contains a combination of abacavir and lamivudine. Abacavir and lamivudine are antiviral medicines that prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body. Epzicom is a combination medicine used to treat HIV, the virus that can cause the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Epzicom is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.

Can Epzicom be used with other antiretroviral medicines?

Epzicom contains 2 prescription medicines, abacavir (Ziagen) and lamivudine (Epivir). Epzicom should not be used in children weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kg). When used with other antiretroviral medicines to treat HIV-1 infection, Epzicom may help:

Is Epzicom an ARV?

The FDA approved Epzicom in 2004 as an ARV for people with HIV infection. Generic versions have been approved for sale under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The drugs in Epzicom, abacavir and lamivudine, are both nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).

What is Epzicom used for?

Epzicom is a prescription medicine used with other HIV-1 medicines to treat HIV-1 infection. HIV-1 is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Epzicom contains the prescription medicines abacavir and lamivudine. Epzicom should not be used in children weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kg).

Where can I find information about Epzicom?

You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for the information about Epzicom that is written for health professionals. What are the ingredients in Epzicom? Inactive ingredients: magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate.

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