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|1||HIV||I was on it for 3 years and found that it is extremely expensive to maintain along with availability issues (not as widely available as other drugs). I ended up swapping it out for AZT along with my existing 3TC and EFV HAART regimen. Still undetectable and wish I could get back all of the money I wasted on Ziagen.||M||47||3 years ||5/4/2009||1||HIV infection||MY doctor had switche dme from zerit to ziagen because of neuropathy adn muscle wasting, after 4 days my whole body itched like mad, had incredible diarrhea, mostly yellow mucous stuff, heart palpitations and dewagerously high blood pressure, i always run normal 110-120/60-70, fainting, shooting pains in my joints, swelling in joints, feet turning purple and ice cold.||This, like all hiv meds is HIGHLY toxic and ziagen comes with a dire warning about hypersensitivity reaction, which just now my doctor is admitting i was begining to have||M||57||3 months ||7/13/2005|
ZIAGEN (ABACAVIR SULFATE): This drug is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improves your quality of life. Abacavir belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors-NRTI. Abacavir is not a cure for HIV infection. To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others, do all of the following: (1) continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor, (2) always use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during all sexual activity, and (3) do not share personal items (such as needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors) that may have contacted blood or other body fluids. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)