Approved September 1997
AIDS, HIV Infection
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first one-pill combination of the two most widely used antiretroviral medications for AIDS and HIV infection. Combivir, a combination of Retrovir (zidovudine or AZT) and Epivir (lamivudine or 3TC), could decrease the number of pills people with HIV have to take daily.
Side effects include: nausea, diarrhea, anemia, low white blood cells, pancreatitis and neuropathy.
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