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Epivir (Lamivudine)

Description

Epivir is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body. Epivir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. Epivir is used to treat chronic hepatitis B. Epivir works by blocking the ability of the hepatitis B virus to multiply and infect new liver cells.

Other names for this medication:

Epivir 3tc, Heptovir, Lamivudina, Lamivudinum, Lamvir, Lamzid, Zeffix

Active Ingredient:

Lamivudine

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Description

Epivir is used to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Epivir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. Epivir is used to treat chronic hepatitis B.

Epivir works by blocking the ability of the hepatitis B virus to multiply and infect new liver cells.

Epivir is also known as Lamivudine, Lamivir, Zeffix, Heptovir.

Generic Name of Epivir is Lamivudine.

Brand names of Epivir are Epivir, Epivir HBR.

Dosage

Epivir is available in tablets and suspension which should be taken orally.

Epivir can be taken with or without food.

Do not stop taking it suddenly.

Missing a dose

Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.

Overdose

If you overdose Epivir and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of reach of children.

Side effects

Epivir has side effects. The most common are:

  • insomnia
  • strange dreams
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • joint or muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • tired feeling
  • changes in the shape or location of body fat

Less common but more serious side effects during taking Epivir:

  • allergic reactions (urticaria, breathing difficulties, rash, and eruption)
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • low fever
  • loss of appetite
  • dark urine
  • clay-colored stools
  • jaundice
  • muscle pain or weakness
  • numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs
  • trouble breathing
  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back
  • easy bruising or bleeding
  • unusual weakness
  • pale skin
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips
  • fever
  • chills
  • body aches
  • flu symptoms

Side effects manifestations are not only depend on medicine you are taking but also depend on your health state and on the other factors.

Contraindications

Be careful with Epivir while you are pregnant or have nurseling. Epivir can pass in breast milk and harm your baby.

Do not use Epivir if you are allergic to Epivir components.

Do not use Epivir together with Combivir (medication that contains a combination of lamivudine and zidovudine).

Be careful with Epivir if you have used a medicine similar to Epivir in the past such as abacavir (Ziagen), didanosine (Videx), stavudine (Zerit), tenofovir (Viread), zalcitabine (Hivid) or zidovudine (Retrovir).

Be careful with Epivir if you have kidney disease, liver disease, history of pancreatitis.

Use latex condom while having sex.

Avoid alcohol.

Do not stop taking it suddenly.

Q: What is Epivir?

A: Epivir is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body.

Q: What is Epivir used for?

A: Epivir is used to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Epivir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. Epivir is used to treat chronic hepatitis B.

Q: How does Epivir work?

A: Epivir works by blocking the ability of the hepatitis B virus to multiply and infect new liver cells.

Q: What is generic name of Epivir?

A: Generic name is Lamivudine.

Q: What should I do in case of dose missing?

A: In case of dose missing you should take your medication as soon as possible. Do not take double dosage. And if it is right time for the next dosage you should continue your regular schedule of Epivir taking.

Q: In what forms is Epivir available?

A: Epivir is available in tablets and suspension.

Q: Are there any allergic reactions of Epivir?

A: Allergic reactions of Epivir: swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, hives, difficulty breathing.

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