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

Long Term Side Effects Of Lamivudine

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Test Positive Aware Network


...others less active as a result. Lamivudine, or a closely related antiviral emtricitabine [Emtriva], forms the nucleoside backbone for nearly all HAART regimens since the HAART era began. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed if there is less than complete virus suppression. Resistance to 3TC leads to cross resistance to FTC...
Ask the Experts

want to know my meds side effect

hello, before 2month I started one of the available ART regimens in my country lamivudine150mg+zidovudine300mg and nevirapine300mg bid my CD4 was 194&no AIDS related question is what are the main side effects of this combinations&one day...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Your combination is one that has been used extensively for many years. The main side effects may be fatigue, anemia, muscle aches from the zidovudine/lamivudine (with the zidovudine contributing most). Rash, hepatitis Read more »

Lessening ARV Side Effects

Dear Doctor Holodniy,A pleasant day to you.I've been on HIV first line medication for almost seven months now(I'm taking Lamivudine/Stavudine 7:am and 7:00 pm and Efaverinz at 9:00 pm). I started the theraphy at a CD4 of 253 and so far I feel a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...gone away from prescribing stavudine these days, as it can cause a lot of metabolic problems. 3. After 7 months, those general side effects should have subsided. If they are still problematic, you might consider changing medications. Efavirenz... Read more »


I have a loved one,who's been living with HIV and on ARV drugs such as NEVIAPINE,LAMIUVUDINEand ZIDOVUDINE.Please can tell me what side effects will she be experience.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...risk for which is during first months of treatment. After the first several months the regimen is often well tolerated with long term problems from AZT remaining a possibility (such as anemia or fat loss) meriting monitoring. KH Read more »

good combo?

I have been on reyataz and epzicom for about three months. So far so good side effect wise. I was wondering what is known about the long term side effects of these drugs. Do they cause lipoatrophy in the face or something else I should watch for?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...excellent one to take. If you take the pills, the likelihood of them producing a good virologic response is quite high. As for side effects, the only issue would be the possible hypersensitivity reaction associated with abacavir. If you have... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

... What Is Lamivudine? Who Should Take Lamivudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used... 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 »
The Body PRO

A Slice of Atazanavir, but Hold the Ritonavir: Switch to Unboosted Dose Still Effective After 120 Weeks, With Good Lipid Findings

...people begin taking it, they may experience any number of gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea and diarrhea; and over the long term, Norvir may be associated with lipid problems, including elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. The ARIES... Read more »
Connect With Others

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...Efavirenz (Sustiva) for a year. This was about two years ago. And I was one of the several-in-a-thousand who had serious mental side-effects from it. The main problem was horrific dreams that woke me at about 2am and in such a state of panic... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
So I was seeing quacks in some podunk town back in october, and they didn't know what they were doing. My numbers were not good ( cd4 99 VL 88K) but I didn't start meds they put me on antibiotics to prevent PCP but it only made me break out in a... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...give her one year, without six months. Three young children 12 through five (she is only 26). I don't think he has really considered what this will mean and her self esteem is so low she has just decided that this is the hand that fate dealt her.... Read more »