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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Epivir (Overview)

Epivir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


Dr. Janice Alexander
11 doctors shared insights

Epivir (Overview)

Epivir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What are some side effects of lamivudine?

What are some side effects of lamivudine?

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. ...Read more

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The doctor prescribed me w/ pantoprazole for hyperacidity can this interact with my ARV? Im taking lamivudine tenofovir and efavirenz for 2yrs now?

The doctor prescribed me w/ pantoprazole for hyperacidity can this interact with my ARV? Im taking lamivudine tenofovir and efavirenz for 2yrs now?

Drug Interactions: Yes. You are correct. But, many of us have had to 'bend' the rules to allow our patients some relief. I tell my patients to not take the Effavarenz at the same time as the Pantoprazole and to try to take them at opposite ends of the day. Your doctor will want to verify that your viral load remains undetectable a few weeks into the new medication. The other issue is finding the cause of the acid. ...Read more

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Any benefit of taking lamivudine?

Any benefit of taking lamivudine?

3TC (lamivudine): This medication is used in combination with other medications in the treatment of HIV or hepatitis b. ...Read more

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What are some of the effects of lamivudine?

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. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about heptovir (lamivudine)?

Heptovir (lamivudine): Heptovir (lamivudine) can be used (in combination with other medications) to treat infections that are associated with human immunodeficiency virus . ...Read more

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If we take lamivudine for one year does it cures?

If we take lamivudine for one year does it cures?

No: Lamivudine (3tc, epivir) is used to treat HIV and/or hepatitis b. However, it should never be used alone. Combination therapy is required , and it is not a cure, just a treatment. ...Read more

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Tell me about 3tc (lamivudine) plz?

Tell me about 3tc (lamivudine) plz?

3TC (lamivudine) is an NRTI: 3tc, also known as Epivir or lamivudine, is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (or nrti) often used in the treatment of HIV and/or hepatitis b. It is a drug that is very well-tolerated and effective in the treatment of both HIV and hepatitis b. The side effects are minimal, if any. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of lamivudine?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Fontana
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Lamivudine (Definition)

Lamivudine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more