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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. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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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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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?

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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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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Can you tell me for prevent HIV, taking zidovudine & lamivudine (or combivir) and isentress (raltegravir) it isenough as pep medicine?

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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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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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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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?

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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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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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

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


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Heptovir (Definition)

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