Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Taking epivir and getting pregnant
Jan 6, 2004

My wife has active hep B and is taking epivir. We recently found out that she is pregnant. How would this medicine affect the pregnancy and/or the fetus?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Lamivudine(Epivir) is category B that is relatively safe in pregnancy. It has been used in HIV patients for many years who have gotten pregnant and most clinicians think that it is reasonably safe. It will also reduce the transmission risks to the baby. You must notify the pediatrician however and make sure the baby gets immunoglobulin and HBV vaccine right after birth. Make sure your obstetrician knows as well and that someone is monitoring your HBV during pregnancy and beyond. Good luck! DTD



Previous
Kissing and Hep C study - wrong or right?
Next
Hepatitis and central obesity

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement