Epivir (Lamivudine)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Epivir10 mg/ml/240 ml
Epivir100 mg
Epivir150 mg
Epivir300 mg

Generic Equivalent of Epivir

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Lamivudine100 mg
Lamivudine150 mg

Epivir Information:

Epivir (generic name: Lamivudine, another name is called Heptovir) is an antiretroviral HIV drug created by GSK. It is considered to be one of the NRTI (nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors) class of drugs. Epivir works by preventing the HIV virus from altering the genetic material of a human CD4 cell. This in turn prevents the cells from replicating the HIV virus and spreading it to the rest of the body. Epivir must be combined with other HIV drugs, such as Epzicom. Epivir can often be found in the most popular HIV drugs, such as Combivir, Epzicom and Trizivir.

Epivir Side Effects:

If you experience any of these side effects continue taking Epivir and inform your doctor: cough, dizziness, fatigue, stomach discomfort, headache, or trouble sleeping. Epivir has also been known to cause anemia (decreased red blood cell function), hair loss, rash, and neutropenia (decreased neutrophils, a type of white blood cell). See a doctor immediately if your have any of these severe symptoms: allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), dark urine, depression, fast or irregular heartbeat, infection (fever, chills, sore throat), inflammation of the pancreas (severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting), joint pain, mental or mood changes, muscle pain, nausea, numbness, tingling, or weakness in arms or legs, seizures, shortness of breath, stomach tenderness or pain, swelling or soreness of the mouth or tongue, unusual bleeding or bruising, unusual tiredness, unusual weakness or exhaustion, vomiting, or yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Epivir Precautions:

Before taking Epivir, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease; liver disease, pancreatitis or low white blood cell counts. Epivir should not be used if you are allergic to Lamivudine or any of the ingredients in Epivir medication. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should talk to their doctor about taking Epivir. Animal clinical trials have shown adverse effects of the fetus, but a high quality, controlled human study has not been conducted. HIV-positive women should not breastfeed, as the HIV virus can be transferred to the child through breast milk.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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