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Are Epivir And Vitamin B Safe Together

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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.
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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 »

Epivir or Adefovir

Hello Dr. thank you for answering my question. I am in a unique situation that my GI doc is asking me to seek a second opinion. When I first started tx for Hep B, my HMO placed me on Epivir and after taking it for 3 months, my viral load dropped...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Difficult question. I would be somewhat concerned about adefovir resistance. Since you were only on epivir for 3 months, you probably did not yet develop resistance to that drug, especially with a good result. I would consider entecavir Read more »


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 »

Loss of concentration

I have been HIV + for 5 years, and I currently have an undectable viral load, and t-cells that range from 800-1200.I am taking Zerit, Epivir, and Sustiva for HIV, as well as Celexa and Trazadone for low-level depression.I am a high school teacher,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...there was a simple vitamin or something that would help but there usually isn't (assuming that your nutrition is good with good vitamin B12 levels and normal thyroid and testosterone levels). KH 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 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...of supplements. People with HIV may benefit from taking supplements of the following vitamins and minerals: B Vitamins: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Folate (Folic... Read more »
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...analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One tablet (150 mg Epivir/3TC/lamivudine, 300 mg Retrovir/AZT/zidovudine), twice a day (12 hours apart), with or without food, and no... 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 »