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Dr. James Lin
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Lamivudine And Zidovudine (Overview)

Lamivudine|zidovudine 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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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

Dr. James Lin
10 doctors shared insights

Lamivudine And Zidovudine (Overview)

Lamivudine|zidovudine 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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: AZT (zidovudine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: AZT (zidovudine) allergy?

AZT allergy: Zidovudine is an antiviral medication that can be used in the treatment of HIV. For possible adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/zidovudine.html ...Read more

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What is the use of zidovudine?

What is the use of zidovudine?

HIV infection: It's used to treat HIV infection, though it's an old drug that isn't widely used anymore in developed countries. ...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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. George Sotos
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Zidovudine (Definition)

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