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Risks Of Lamivudine

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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 reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses
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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 and cotrimoxazole

Dear doctor,I have read a book about HIV treatment and there is one drug,Lamivudine, that has interaction with Cotrimoxazole. But in reality the doctor never do dose adjustment (the patient takes 960mg of Cotrimoxazole and 300mg of Lamivudine...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear Vatana,I don't know of any significant drug interactions between lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) and cotrimoxazole (Septra, Bactrim). These drugs are frequently co-administered.DW Read more »

indinavir combivir lamivudine in pregnancy

Dear Dr,I would like to ask a very important question.A young collegue of mine registrar in Medicine had an accident with a needle that she used to do a Mantoux to an AIDS patient. She sterted immediately indinavir, combivir and lamivudine. She was...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The risk of birth defects with antiretroviral therapy appears to be very small with perhaps the exception of Efavirenz (Sustiva). However, there are not a lot of safety data especially with the use of protease inhibitors during early pregnancy so... Read more »

Advised to Take Lamivudine During 3rd Trimester Due to HB-Need Answer ASAP

Please reply ASAP to my questions below. I will be in my 3rd trimester this Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 and have been so worried about my baby's health because I have hepatitis B. I was tested positive for e antigen and DNA (PCR DNA indicated a high...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...I think that is a very rational approach to take lamivudine. There is no more benign medication to take for hepatitis B. There has been over 15 years of experience with lamivudine in pregnancy Read more »
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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called Kivexa. Generic versions... Read more »
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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen). Trizivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been... Read more »
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Lamivudine (Epivir)

... What Is Lamivudine? Who Should Take Lamivudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART): zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC). Combivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions have been tentatively... Read more »
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unprotected sex----ECLIA test

Posted by haohaode, 1 Reply
...4 February, i had unprotected vaginal sex with a thai sex worker for less than two minutes. within 24 hours i took Kaletra, lamivudine and zidovudine for 28 days. on 30 March(8 weeks later), this woman had ECLIA/ Roche Diagnostics test with... Read more »

get ready, get set.............. go meds

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
ok, just got back from the doc's office and he told me that as of today, i'm on meds. we've already talked about this and i already decided to start with combivir and kaletra. he agrees, until my geneo type comes back from the labs. i want to know... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...red blood cell walls - glycophorin A (GPA) - in the blood of children born to women who had been taking both zidovudine and lamivudine (Epivir). They found GPA damage was more likely in the children of mothers who had taken both drugs, and... Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or anyone has been told... Read more »