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SKU 572
Generic For Epivir
Generic Name Lamivudine
Manufacturer Cipla, India
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Lamivir contains the active ingredient Lamivudine, which is approved for use in the treatment of HIV infections. It is only useful in preventing the multiplication of HIV. Lamivudine will not cure your body of HIV. You can still spread the virus to other people through infected blood (via needles, razors, toothbrush) or unsafe sexual practices (ensure proper barrier contraception). You must take care of these things and employ appropriate measure so as not to spread the virus. The antiviral drug prevents the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV and Hepatitis B virus from multiplying in your body. This medication is prescribed for the prevention of HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS.

Before taking medicine, tell your doctor if you have skin problems, liver or kidney problems. Avoid alcohol as it can increase the likelihood of side effects of Lamivudine. Do not have unprotected sex, share personal items, syringes or razors if you are HIV positive. Discuss with your doctor about safe ways like condoms to prevent HIV transmission during intercourse. Certain drugs like interferons (Intron, Betaseron, Avonex, Rebif, Extavia, Alferon, Rebetron, and others) can interact with Lamivudine. However, these are not the only drugs that can potentially interact with Lamivudine. There can be others. You must inform your doctor about all the medications which you may be taking. Never start a new medication without proper medical advice.

Some common side effects of Lamivudine are nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, or diarrhoea. If any of these effects persist or deteriorate, seek medical attention right away.

Some people may experience a deteriorating of a previous medical condition as their immune system recovers or develop new conditions due to the overactive immune system. Let your doctor known right away if you develop any new disease or any existing conditions worsen.

Lactic acidosis has been observed in some people who took Lamivudine. Initial symptoms of lactic acidosis may deteriorate over time and can prove fatal. Hence it would help if you got medical attention right away on first signs of lactic acidosis such as muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in the limbs, breathing trouble, stomach pain, or nausea with vomiting.

Lamivudine can also cause severe or life-threatening damage to your liver or pancreas. Seek medical attention right away if you have any of the following symptoms of liver or pancreas damage: severe pain in upper stomach which advances to the back, nausea and vomiting, fast heartbeats, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, or jaundice.

The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Lamivudine. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.

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