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Epzicom (abacavir / lamivudine) Disease Interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with Epzicom (abacavir / lamivudine):

Major

NRTIs (applies to Epzicom) hepatotoxicity

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Alcoholism, Liver Disease, Alcoholism, Liver Disease

Hepatotoxicity including lactic acidosis, severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, fulminant hepatitis, and hepatic failure has been associated with the use of some nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) alone or in combination with other antiretroviral agents. Therapy with NRTIs should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting liver disease, a history of alcohol abuse, or hepatitis. Therapy should be suspended if clinical or laboratory findings suggestive of lactic acidosis or pronounced hepatotoxicity occur. The use of abacavir is contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe hepatic impairment as its safety and efficacy has not been established on these patients.

References

  1. Dolin R, Lambert JS, Morse GD, et al "2',3'-dideoxyinosine in patients with AIDS or AIDS-related complex." Rev Infect Dis 12 (1990): s540-51
  2. Pike IM, Nicaise C "The didanosine Expanded Access Program: safety analysis." Clin Infect Dis 16 (1993): S63-8
  3. Yarchoan R, Mitsuya H, Pluda JM, et al "The National Cancer Institute phase I study of 2',3'-dideoxyinosine administration in adults with AIDS-related complex: analysis of activity and toxicity profiles." Rev Infect Dis 12 (1990): s522-33
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  5. Lai KK, Gang DL, Zawacki JK, Cooley TP "Fulminant hepatic failure associated with 2',3'-dideoxyinosine (ddI)." Ann Intern Med 115 (1991): 283-4
  6. Pai VB, Koranyi K, Nahata MC "Acute hepatitis and bleeding possibly induced by zidovudine and ritonavir in an infant with HIV infection." Pharmacotherapy 20 (2000): 1135-40
  7. Chen SC, Barker SM, Mitchell DH, et al "Concurrent zidovudine-induced myopathy and hepatoxicity in patients treated for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection." Pathology 24 (1992): 109-11
  8. Montaner JSG, Rachlis A, Beaulieu R, Gill J, Schlech W, Phillips P, Auclair C, Boulerice F, Schindzielorz A, Smaldone L, Wainber "Safety profile of didanosine among patients with advanced HIV disease who are intolerant to or deteriorate despite zidovudine therapy: results of the canadian open ddi treatment program." J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 7 (1994): 924-30
  9. Gradon JD, Chapnick EK, Sepkowitz DV "Zidovudine-induced hepatitis." J Intern Med 231 (1992): 317-8
  10. "Product Information. Videx (didanosine)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  11. Boubaker K, Flepp M, Sudre P, et al. "Hyperlactatemia and Antiretroviral Therapy: The Swiss HIV Cohort Study." Clin Infect Dis 33 (2001): 1931-7
  12. Miller KD, Cameron M, Wood LV, Dalakas MC, Kovacs JA "Lactic acidosis and hepatic steatosis associated with use of stavudine: report of four cases." Ann Intern Med 133 (2000): 192-6
  13. "Product Information. HIVID (zalcitabine)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  14. "Product Information. Viread (tenofovir)." Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA.
  15. "Product Information. Ziagen (abacavir)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
  16. Lhouri S, Cushing H "Lactic acidosis secondary to nucleoside analog antiretroviral therapy." Infect Med 17 (2000): 547-54
  17. Lonergan JT, Behling C, Pfander H, Hassanein TI, Mathews WC "Hyperlactatemia and hepatic abnormalities in 10 human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients receiving nucleoside analogue combination regimens." Clin Infect Dis 31 (2000): 162-6
  18. Shriner K, Goetz MB "Severe hepatoxicity in a patient receiving both acetaminophen and zidovudine." Am J Med 93 (1992): 94-6
  19. Kronenberg A, Riehle HM, Gunthard HF "Liver failure after long-term nucleoside antiretroviral therapy." Lancet 358 (2001): 759-601
  20. Dubin G, Braffman MN "Zidovudine-induced hepatotoxicity." Ann Intern Med 110 (1989): 85-6
  21. Shintaku M, Nasu K, Shimizu T "Fulminant hepatic failure in an AIDS patient: possible zidovudine- induced hepatotoxicity." Am J Gastroenterol 88 (1993): 464-6
  22. Coghlan ME, Sommadossi JP, Jhala NC, Many WJ, Saag MS, Johnson VA "Symptomatic lactic acidosis in hospitalized antiretroviral-treated patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection: a report of 12 cases." Clin Infect Dis 33 (2001): 1914-21
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Major

NRTIs (applies to Epzicom) pancreatitis

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Hyperlipidemia, Alcoholism

The reverse transcriptase inhibitors, didanosine (ddI), zalcitabine (ddC), stavudine (d4T) and lamivudine (3TC), may cause pancreatitis. The incidence is generally low but is approximately 7% with ddI, and up to 15% in pediatric patients given 3TC. Patients with a history of or known risk factors for pancreatitis, such as alcohol abuse or hypertriglyceridemia, should be monitored closely during therapy with these agents. Therapy should be discontinued at the first signs or symptoms suggestive of pancreatitis (e.g., nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hyperamylasemia with dysglycemia, rising triglycerides, decreasing serum calcium), and preferably permanently discontinued if clinical pancreatitis develops.

References

  1. "Product Information. Zerit (stavudine)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  2. van Leeuwen R, Katlama C, Kitchen V, Boucher CA, Tubiana R, McBride M, Ingrand D, Weber J, Hill A, McDade H, et al "Evaluation of safety and efficacy of 3TC (lamivudine) in patients with asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus infection: a phase I/II study." J Infect Dis 171 (1995): 1166-71
  3. Dolin R, Lambert JS, Morse GD, et al "2',3'-dideoxyinosine in patients with AIDS or AIDS-related complex." Rev Infect Dis 12 (1990): s540-51
  4. Pike IM, Nicaise C "The didanosine Expanded Access Program: safety analysis." Clin Infect Dis 16 (1993): S63-8
  5. "Product Information. Epivir (lamivudine)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  6. Matthews SJ, Cersosimo RJ, Spivack ML "Zidovudine and other reverse transcriptase inhibitors in the management of human immunodeficiency virus-related disease." Pharmacotherapy 11 (1991): 419-49
  7. van Leeuwen R, Lange JM, Hussey EK, Donn KH, Hall ST, Harker AJ, Jonker P, Danner SA "The safety and pharmacokinetics of a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, 3TC, in patients with HIV infection: a phase I study." AIDS 6 (1992): 1471-5
  8. "Product Information. Videx (didanosine)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  9. Moore RD, Fortgang I, Keruly J, Chaisson RE "Adverse events from drug therapy for human immunodeficiency virus disease." Am J Med 101 (1996): 34-40
  10. Whittington R, Brogden RN "Zalcitabine: a review of its pharmacology and clinical potential in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)." Drugs 44 (1992): 656-83
  11. Yarchoan R, Mitsuya H, Pluda JM, et al "The National Cancer Institute phase I study of 2',3'-dideoxyinosine administration in adults with AIDS-related complex: analysis of activity and toxicity profiles." Rev Infect Dis 12 (1990): s522-33
  12. Grasela TH, Walawander CA, Beltangady M, Knupp CA, Martin RR, Dunkle LM, Barbhaiya RH, Pittman KA, Dolin R, Valentine FT, "Analysis of potential risk factors associated with the development of pancreatitis in phase i patients with AIDS or AIDS-related complex receiving didanosine." J Infect Dis 169 (1994): 1250-5
  13. Montaner JSG, Rachlis A, Beaulieu R, Gill J, Schlech W, Phillips P, Auclair C, Boulerice F, Schindzielorz A, Smaldone L, Wainber "Safety profile of didanosine among patients with advanced HIV disease who are intolerant to or deteriorate despite zidovudine therapy: results of the canadian open ddi treatment program." J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 7 (1994): 924-30
  14. Maxson CJ, Greenfield SM, Turner JL "Acute pancreatitis as a common complication of 2',3'-dideoxyinosine therapy in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome." Am J Gastroenterol 87 (1992): 708-13
  15. Shelton MJ, O'Donnell AM, Morse GD "Didanosine." Ann Pharmacother 26 (1992): 660-70
  16. "Product Information. HIVID (zalcitabine)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  17. Schindzielorz A, Pike I, Daniels M, Pacelli L, Smaldone L "Rates and risk factors for adverse events associated with didanosine in the expanded access program." Clin Infect Dis 19 (1994): 1076-83
  18. Bouvet E, Casalino E, Prevost MH, Vachon F "Fatal case of 2',3'-dideoxyinosine-associated pancreatitis." Lancet 336 (1990): 1515
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Major

NRTIs (applies to Epzicom) renal dysfunction

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility.

Patients with clinically significant renal impairment may be at greater risk for toxicities and adverse effects from nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) due to decreased drug clearance. Dosage adjustments are recommended. In addition, these patients should be monitored closely during NRTI therapy, and dosages adjusted further if necessary.

References

  1. "Product Information. HIVID (zalcitabine)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Retrovir (zidovudine)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  3. "Product Information. Zerit (stavudine)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  4. "Product Information. Epivir (lamivudine)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
View all 4 references
Moderate

Abacavir (applies to Epzicom) cardiovascular disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: History - Myocardial Infarction, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes Mellitus

Some clinical trials have reported increased risk of myocardial infarction in patients treated with abacavir. Although some of the findings are inconclusive, as a precaution, the underlying risk of coronary heart disease should be assessed before therapy, and action should be taken to minimize all modifiable risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, smoking, etc.

Epzicom (abacavir / lamivudine) drug interactions

There are 49 drug interactions with Epzicom (abacavir / lamivudine)

Epzicom (abacavir / lamivudine) alcohol/food interactions

There are 4 alcohol/food interactions with Epzicom (abacavir / lamivudine)

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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