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

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Epivir (3tc, lamivudine) is safe, and is a recommended drug for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

In brief: Yes

Epivir (3tc, lamivudine) is safe, and is a recommended drug for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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