Epivir Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Lamivudine
Epivir is an antiviral medication or anti-HIV medication. It is in a category of HIV medications known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Epivir helps to prevents the cells from producing new virus and decreases the amount of virus in the body. Epivir has different names. When the drug was first studied, it was known as 3TC. But its generic name is lamivudine. When the drug is prescribed for HIV, its brand name is Epivir. When the drug is prescribed for HBV, then its brand name is Epivir HBV.
Uses of Epivir
Side Effects of Epivir
If you are using epivir, then discuss the side effects of epivir with your doctor and if you feel any develop or change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Side effects of epivir may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Epivir:
Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with epivir, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of epivir. So discuss with your doctor before combining epivir with the other drugs. You should tell your doctor about all prescription and nonprescription medications that you are using especially of sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, lamivudine/zidovudine combination product, abacavir and tenofovir, zalcitabine. Do not start or stop any medicine without talking with your doctor or pharmacistl.
After taking epivir, if you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. The symptoms of Epivir overdose are unknown at this time.
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