Epzicom Dosage

The recommended Epzicom dosage for treating HIV or AIDS is one tablet once daily. It is used in combination with other HIV medications as part of an HIV "cocktail." Since Epzicom only comes in one strength and the individual components of the drug cannot be adjusted, it may not be suitable for people with liver or kidney disease (who may require a lower Epzicom dose).

Epzicom Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard dose of Epzicom™ (abacavir/lamivudine), regardless of your age or other factors. However, Epzicom is not recommended for certain people, since the dose of the individual components of Epzicom cannot be adjusted separately.
 
As always, do not adjust your Epzicom dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Epzicom Dosing for HIV or AIDS

The recommended Epzicom dose for treating adults with HIV or AIDS is one tablet (600 mg of abacavir sulfate and 300 mg of lamivudine) once daily. Epzicom should be used in combination with other HIV medications, as part of an HIV "cocktail" (this is known as highly active antiretroviral therapy or HAART).
 
Generally, Epzicom is not recommended for people with liver or kidney disease, as the dose of the components of Epzicom cannot be properly adjusted (since Epzicom comes in only one strength). Instead, the two components of Epzicom (abacavir and lamivudine) should be taken separately.
 

General Information on Dosing With Epzicom

Considerations for people taking Epzicom include the following:
 
  • Epzicom comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth just once a day.
     
  • It does not matter if you take Epzicom with or without food. If the medicine bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • Try to take Epzicom at the same time every day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions about taking Epzicom. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing resistance to Epzicom (making it less effective).
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Epzicom dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     

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