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What is the definition or description of: Epivir (lamivudine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Epivir (lamivudine) allergy?

Epivir allergy: Epivir (lamivudine) is an antiviral medication used in the treatment of hepatitis B & HIV infection. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/epivir-drug/patient-images-side-effects. Htm ...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


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Is lamivudine the best medication for hepatitis b?

Is lamivudine the best medication for hepatitis b?

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. ...Read more

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Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Usually well-tolerated.: Heptovir is the generic name for lamivudine, a hepatitis B drug. For the most part, it is usually well-tolerated. Anyone could have side effects from the medications, however. Contact your doctor immediately if you have severe muscle pain or cramping, a sign of an allergic reaction, or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many lives did the aids drug 3tc (lamivudine) save?

How many lives did the aids drug 3tc (lamivudine) save?

Unable to estimate: It is difficult to estimate how many lives a specific anti-hiv drug like 3tc (lamivudine) saved. This is because 3tc (lamivudine) is often one of three drugs used in an HIV drug regimen or "cocktail". The combination of 3 drugs, also called haart, or highly active anti-retroviral therapy, has saved many lives throughout the entire world and remains the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father takes lamivudine and tenofovir for his liver. Do these drugs interact with milk thistle?

What do you suggest if my father takes lamivudine and tenofovir for his liver. Do these drugs interact with milk thistle?

No Interaction: These medicines do not interact with Milk Thistle. However, before taking any new medications he should make sure his doctor knows about this so that possible interactions can be checked. ...Read more

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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?

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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How many people did 3tc (lamivudine) save?

How many people did 3tc (lamivudine) save?

Unable to estimate: It is difficult to estimate how many lives a specific anti-hiv drug like 3tc (lamivudine) saved. This is because 3tc (lamivudine) is often one of three drugs used in an HIV drug regimen or "cocktail". The combination of 3 drugs, also called haart, or highly active anti-retroviral therapy, has saved many lives throughout the entire world and remains the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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What are some of the common 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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Will lamivudine cure hepatitis b completely?

Will lamivudine cure hepatitis b completely?

Possible yes: Natural history of hepatitis b leads to strong immunity against disease without treatment, Lamivudine is used for hepatitis b that is chronic (your body is unable to buld a strong immune responde against it and when the disease endangeres your liver function. Basically the drug slows down viral replication. So there is a chance it may lead to a complete halt of viral replication ...Read more

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I was diagnosed to. Be HBsAG + in 2007 but I am asymptomatic. I started on lamivudine this year but stopped. What should I do pls, I need help.

Hepatitis B: 80% of adults who get hepatitis b clear it on their own and do not have an active chronic infection. You must get a blood test to see if you have any hepatitis b virus in your blood stream. (not the antibody test you state in your question). ...Read more

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I get hapetitis b decade. I have been aeten lamivudine for four years. Althouth hbv_d na is a negative, but has always been hbeag. What can I do?

See hepatologist: This doesn't make sense. Those on Lamivudine take100-mg dose by mouth every day, usually for a year, but your doctor may decide to keep you on it longer until your bloodstream shows no sign of hepatitis b dna. If your hep b dna is negative it is difficult to understand how your hep g eag remains positive as this means the virus is multiplying in your liver. See a liver specialist. ...Read more

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Can I take lamivudine for hepatitis b while I am pregnant?

Can I take lamivudine for hepatitis b while I am pregnant?

Yes: It is used as a treatment for hepatitis b in pregnancy if bnefits outweight the risks. (risk of liver failure versus risk of affecting the baby) breastfeeding is contraindicated while taking this drug. ...Read more

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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Many side effects: Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) has many side effects and some side effects like headache and neuropathy, anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, hepatic toxicity and lactic acidosis and loss of appetite and loss of weight to list a few can make you stop the cmbivir compond. ...Read more

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May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

Interactions: As far as I know there is no interaction with the sweetner Stevia. A good place to read is "Atripla Herb Interactions - The Body" ...Read more

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May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

It's safe: It's safe. Try to find a brand without a lot of fillers. Use sparingly. It's super concentrated and sweet. ...Read more

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Where can I order combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) without prescription online?

Where can I order combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) without prescription online?

Don't do it!: I hope you can't. Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) is not a preferred treatment anymore in the u.S, and should never be used without combining it with a third agent. And people shouldn't try to treat themselves for HIV infection. ...Read more

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Using lamivudine 150g/zidovudine 300g as p-exp. Prophylaxis. Physician says take two tablets daily. Is this not too much? Sirk2007@live. Com

Using lamivudine 150g/zidovudine 300g as p-exp. Prophylaxis. Physician says take two tablets daily. Is this not too much? Sirk2007@live. Com

Standard dose: That's the standard dose of lamivudine/zidovudine if used for treatment of HIV (1 tablet twice a day). However, in the U.S. We no longer used this combination for pep. ...Read more

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I am have been on combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) & sustiva (efavirenz) since 2008. What are the side effects I should be aware of in the long term?

HIV Cocktail: This is a very effective regimen. If you are not having cholesterol abnormalities, or anemia, or mental health (depression) concerns then there is nothing to be worried about. ...Read more

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Is combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This is a class c drug so there are some possible effects on the fetus. However, if you are on this drug then not taking it while pregnant can cause more problems for the baby. You should never stop this class of medications without taking to you infectious disease doctor first. It is vitally important that you stay on your meds so that you stay healthy and the baby does not become infected. ...Read more

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

The doctor prescribed me w/ pantoprazole for hyperacidity can this interact with my ARV? I'm 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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Can you tell me for prevent HIV, taking zidovudine & lamivudine (or combivir) and isentress (raltegravir) it isenough as pep medicine?

Barrier protection: You are safe if you practice safe sex. These new medications may offer additional protection but are no substitute. ...Read more

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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effects how long would the fatigue and bone aches of combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) last if I took only three so far, 2bd?

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effects how long would the fatigue and bone aches of combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) last if I took only three so far, 2bd?

DISCUSS WITH YUR ID: You should discuss these side effects with your id doctor that if you should continue with the drug, sometime these side effects improve as you take the drug for few days. ...Read more

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I am not overwgt. Nor do I no excercise. Take combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) and sustiva meds for hiv. Can either/both cause blood sugar to rise? I just had pcp do a A1c tes

I am not overwgt. Nor do I no excercise. Take combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) and sustiva meds for hiv. Can either/both cause blood sugar to rise? I just had pcp do a A1c tes

Insulin resistance: Protease inhibitors can contribute to lipodystrophy which can lead to elevated blood glucose because of Insulin resistance. Also drug induced pancreatitis can lead to decreased Insulin production. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Epivir (Definition)

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


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