Is epivir (lamivudine) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes. Epivir (lamivudine) has not been studied in pregnant women so the risks are not fully known. In rabbits, it increased the risk of miscarriages, but not birth defects. Talk to your doctor about the reasons you are taking Epivir (lamivudine) and the benefits you are getting from it. Those benefits may outweigh any possible risks to your fetus.

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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...
Adverse rxn possible. When pregnant or breast feeding, why take a drug that has a 27% fatigue and malaise side effect incidence? Read more...