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What If I Miss A Dose Of Lamivudine

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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

la-MI-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Epivir Other Name(s): 3TC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Lamivudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), severe liver problems, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) in children at risk for pancreatitis. Contact your health care...
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missed a dose of meds

Not sure if I missed a dose of lamivudine/zidovudine this morning. I only figured it out when I counted my meds after taking the one I am supposed to take at night. I took another cap of lami/zidu 30 mins after taking my scheduled meds tonight. Have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Take a deep breath. There's little to worry about.If you've only maybe missed a single dose of medications in 3 years, you have nothing to worry about. On average, you have to miss more than 5% of your... Read more »

missed dose

my husband is on efavirenz, lamivudine,and zidovudine. He missed his night regime last night and only remembered one hour before his morning regime. What effect will this have?Please help!! ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
When patients are doing well on a regimen such as efavirenz, lamivudine, and zidovudine then missing an occasional dose usually doesnt cause problems. Your husband should be OK. KH... Read more »

missed daily dose

I missed my daily dosage of lamivudine 300 mg efavirenz 600 mg tenofovir 300mg taken at once at night...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.If you've missed your evening dose of medications, you could take the medications in the morning (which is ok with tenofovir and lamivudine, but because of side effects, not so good with efavirenz). Alternatively,... Read more »

I missed a dose for 15 minutes.

It's my first week after I started my medications, I'm taking Lamivudine/Zidovudine and Efivarenz, I suppose to take my Lamivudine/Zidovudine at 7pm in the evening but I missed it in 15 minutes. What should I do? Thank you. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.No worries. You can safely take your medications with a much larger window of time- maybe as far a 2-4 hours without any significant compromise of effectiveness.Be well,BY... Read more »
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