A member asked:

Is lamivudine the best medication for hepatitis b?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Edward Goldberg answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

No: Lmivudine is one of the earlier medications released for treating both HIV and hepatitis b but it is no longer considered adequate therapy for hepatitis b due to the risk of viral mutation leading to resistance to the medication within the first year or two of treatment. A much better choice would be tenofavir aka viread, (tenofovir) which has a much longer life-span comparatively.

Answered 6/10/2014

5.8k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

If we take lamivudine for one year does it cures?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

How many people did 3tc (lamivudine) save?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

Tell me about 3tc (lamivudine) plz?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

What are some side effects of lamivudine?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...