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How Often Do I Take Lamivudine

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Lamivudine (Epivir)

What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Lamivudine is also known as 3TC. Lamivudine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of...
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how long the treatment of lamivudine

How long is the treatment of lamivudine? My boyfriend was already taking it for 3 montns? Thank you very much.....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The duration of therapy is not a set one - it depends on the response of the patient. The levels of virus in the blood and the outcome of hepatitis B e antigen are important levels to follow.... Read more »

LAMIVUDINE & ZIDOVUDINE CON EFAVIRENZ QUE HAGO?

TOMO ESTE TRATAMIENTO DESDE HACE 3 AOS Y ME METI EN UN GYM Y ME RECOMENDARON INYECTARME DECADURABULIN, PROBIRON Y CIPIONATO DE TESTOTERONA Y EN ESE MOMENTO POR IGNORANCIA DIJE DE UNA QUE NO LUEGO OTRO ME DIJO QUE ME INYECTARA WINTROL Y DECADURABULIN...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas tardes.No deberas estar siguiendo los consejos de la gente que trabaja en tu gym cuando pertenece a los frmacos de cualquier tipo. Respecto a este tema, debes consultar con tu mdico especialista en VIH. Y punto. Un entrenador puede... Read more »

Lamivudine (not) resistant after 6 months

I have been on 300mg/day of lamivudine for 6 months for treatment of Hepatitis B. It is the only medication I have ever been on for HBV or HIV. When I began the medication my HIV viral load was at very low at 190, 6 months later I am undetectable....
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
If your HIV viral load was really 190 before you started taking lamivudine, then the normal fluctiation of your viral load (off of any antiretroviral medications) would almost certainly result in many of your viral loads being undetectable. The... Read more »

lamivudine

I missed my lamivudone for three days can I continue taking them?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I will assume that you are taking at least 2 other medications for the treatment of HIV in addition to the lamivudine (3TC). Missing three days of your medications is troubling, but there's really not much to do other... Read more »
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AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

Meds shortage - Advice please!

Posted by DaphZimbabwe, 1 Reply
I am currently on meds taking Lamivudine, Tenofovir and Eviferanz (sp). I get my meds from the local clinic but they are short of Efivarenz. I can still only take Lamivudine and tenofovir? I currently don't have money to buy the third. Can these... Read more »

ARV combination

Posted by mark4586lopez, 2 Replies
Hello

Been reading some of the threads here. I'm kinda new to the meds everyone is taking and mentioning here.

May I know what med combination are you taking?

Mine's Lamivudine/Zadovudine and Efavirens. I heard that our first line of meds that we have... Read more »

Light sleeping / no sleeping / endless dreaming

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I'm on EFV, 3TC, & TDF (Efavirenz, Lamivudine, & Tenofovir). All taken at the same time, just before bed.

I either sleep so lightly that any movement or sound from my partner wakes me up; or I lie there for two to four hours not sleeping at... Read more »