Epivir

1 What is Epivir?

Brand: Epivir

Generic: Lamivudine

Epivir is a drug used in the treatment of HIV infection. This drug is available as an oral solution or as tablets.

Instructions

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions

Lamivudine may interact with medications such as:

  • Interferon
  • Zalcitabine
  • Emtricitabine

Side Effects

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to lamivudine
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems such as hepatitis B or C or cirrhosis
  • Alcohol use
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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