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Dr. Robert Fontana
137 doctors shared insights

Lamivudine (Overview)

Lamivudine 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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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

Dr. Robert Fontana
137 doctors shared insights

Lamivudine (Overview)

Lamivudine 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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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 is Baraclude (entecavir)?

What is Baraclude (entecavir)?

Baraclude (entecavir): Baraclude (entecavir) is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. ...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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Are azt (zidovudine) type meds safe?

That depends: Azt (zidovudine) ishas a lot of side effects and toxicity, which is why it's less often used in the U.S. And other resource-rich countries these days. The more commonly used drugs in this class (the nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nrtis) are tenofovir, abacavir, lamivudine, and emtricitabine. These drugs are safer, more convenient, and more potent. ...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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Is lexiva (fosamprenavir) HIV treatment ?

Is lexiva (fosamprenavir) HIV treatment ?

Yes: But it should never be taken alone. It needs to be taken in combination with other medications for HIV in order to be effective. ...Read more

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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
11 doctors shared insights

Heptovir (Definition)

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


Dr. Shari Jackson
12 doctors shared insights

Epivir (Definition)

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