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What are some side effects of lamivudine?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Lamivudine: Black box warnings include: lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, severe acute HBV exacerbations in hbv/hiv co-infected patients. Other serious reactions include: hepatotoxicity, pancreatitis, rhabdomyolysis, anemia, anaphylaxis, autoimmune disorders, peripheral neuropathy. Other side effects include: headache, nausea, diarrhea, depression and others.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are some of the effects of lamivudine?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Hardly any: Do you mean effects or side effects? Lamivudine (3tc, epivir) is a drug that's used in combination with others to stop HIV replication and treat HIV infection. It is one of those rare drugs that has virtually no side effects in most people who take it. There are occasional exceptions, as with any drug, but it is extremely well tolerated by most people.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are some of the common side effects of lamivudine?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Lamivudine: Black box warnings include: lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, severe acute HBV exacerbations in hbv/hiv co-infected patients. Other serious reactions include: hepatotoxicity, pancreatitis, rhabdomyolysis, anemia, anaphylaxis, autoimmune disorders, peripheral neuropathy. Other side effects include: headache, nausea, diarrhea, depression and others.

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