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... Common Name: lamivudine or 3TC Brand Name: Epivir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day (or one 150 mg tablet twice daily), with or without food, and no food restrictions....nausea/vomiting, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and enlarged, fatty liver. Potential drug interactions: No significant drug...
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...Is there any name of Epivir?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Epivir is lamivudine or 3TC. This medication is a component of the coformulated medications Combivir, Trizivir and Epzicom (Kivexa). Read more »

Swithing from Epivir to Emtriva

...Hi Doctor,Could I switch from Epivir to Emtriva to see if a possible side effect will stop, but if it does not go away, could I then switch back to Epivir? Thanks
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Both 3TC (Epivir) and FTC (Emtriva) are very well tolerated medications. The two are highly similar medications, with similar atomic structures Read more »

Epivir Overdose

...What happens if a physician prescribed a 900 mg of Epivir to a 6 year old boy, 52 kg instead 90 mg by mistake only the first dose?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Epivir is an incredibly safe drug that has few side effects. The only thing that I would expect to happen is some abdominal pain, nausea Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Zerit vs. Sustiva/Epivir/Zerit

...I have been positive for 3 years and doing well. Undetectable viral load, t-cells around 600. I started meds with Epivir/Zerit/Viracept and recently dropped the Viracept for Sustiva. I was told that the Viracept was the cause of the fat pad...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Switching to Sustiva "saves" the protease class for later use and can be a part of a long-term treatment plan. Your current regimen still can cause fat problems (all 3 meds) and generally the fat pads haven't gotten better on your current meds. ... Read more »

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

... la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC, Epivir-HBV, Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Lamivudine, also known... as Epivir or 3TC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic... Read more »

Lamivudina (Epivir)

... Brand Name: Epivir Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa análogo de los nucleósidos La lamivudina, conocida también... como Epivir ó 3TC, es un tipo de medicamento llamado inhibidor de la... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Lamivudina (Epivir)

...Son los Efectos Secundarios? ¿Cómo Reacciona Lamivudina con Otros Medicamentos? ¿Qué Es Lamivudina? Lamivudina (Epivir) es un medicamento que se usa como parte del tratamiento antirretroviral (TAR). Es fabricado por ViiV Healthcare.... Read more »
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Epivir/hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have just stated taking Epivir and have noticed that my hair (on my head) is coming out slowly. I have read that hair loss is a rare side effect. My doctor Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Videx side effects

Posted by TimInAtlanta, 3 Replies
...I started the viracept/videx/epivir combo about 2 months ago. Has anyone had any side effects related to memory / thinking / vision with it? Thanks. Tim Read more »

Shortness of breath

Posted by garret99
...Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that is using stochrine,epivir and doc removed one of my meds and replaced it with the epivir. After 3 months my cd4 count went from 155 to...normal as were my bp... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...I am currently taking epivir, zerit and viracept, but am thinking of switching to Trizivir (epivir,retrovir and ziagen in one tablet). Does anyone have any Read more »